Brownsville, Texas ranks as the safest-driving city in the nation when precipitation is factored with collision frequency, according to a new report from insurer Allstate.
Other cities that scored among the top five safest in wet weather include Kansas City, Kansas; Huntsville, Alabama; Boise, Idaho; and Madison, Wisconsin.
While the national average for collisions is once every 10 years, the report notes that the average Brownsville driver will experience a collision once every 13.6 years.
The other top five safest driving cities during inclement weather also see fewer collisions than the national average, with Kansas City drivers experiencing a collision once every 13.1 years, and Huntsville, Boise, and Madison every 11.9, 12.2, and 11.8 years respectively.
The report, which is the second installment of the 2018 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report, ranks the country’s largest 200 cities to determine which have the safest drivers when precipitation is part of the equation.
Noteworthy, four Texas cities scored among the top ten safest when driving in bad weather. In addition to Brownsville, Laredo ranked seventh, followed by Midland in eighth place, and McAllen took the tenth spot — making Texas the leading state with multiple cities experiencing fewer collisions during inclement weather.
Winter weather can make for dangerous driving conditions, so it is more important than ever for motorists to remain vigilant behind the wheel.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 70-75% chance of El Niño developing — making for a wet winter along the southern tip of the U.S. and into the Mid-Atlantic region. Warmer, drier conditions are anticipated for much of the northern and western parts of the country.
According to the report, the worst cities for driving during wet weather include Baltimore (ranked 200), Boston (199), Washington, D.C. (198), Worcester, Mass. (197), and Glendale, Calif. (196).
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet