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Visalia Tops California’s Safest Cities on the 10th Annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report

Drivers in Three California Cities Surpass National Average of Collision Every 10 Year

Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 11.25.45 AMSACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®” and Visalia ranks first in California and seventh nationally as safest among America’s 200 largest cities[i] in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate’s commitment to making roadways safer for its customers and all drivers.

For the first time Allstate reveals in the 2014 report new data rankings and historical rankings from the past 10 years in an interactive mapping tool found at

According to the report, the average driver in Visalia will experience an auto collision every 12.4 years—an improvement of one month or more for the second consecutive year—and a collision rate 19 percent better than the U.S. average.

“It’s always interesting to see how our cities’ rankings change over time,” said Phil Telgenhoff, Field Senior Vice President of Allstate in California. “We congratulate all the best drivers in Visalia and across California, and recognize their safe driving skills.”

City & Overall Ranking
(Calif. / U.S.)
Collision Likelihood
Compared to National Average
Average Years
Between Collision
1  /   7     Visalia 19.1 % less likely 12.4
2  /  50    Lancaster 1.7 % less 10.2
3  /  53    Salinas 0.8 % less 10.1
4  /  61    Rancho Cucamonga 2.3 % more likely 9.8
5  /  62    Fresno 2.6 % more 9.7
6  /  69    San Bernardino 3.8 % more 9.6
7  /  70    Palmdale 4 % more 9.6
8  /  72    Modesto 4.2 % more 9.6
9  /  78    Moreno Valley 5.7 % more 9.5
10  / 81   Bakersfield 6 % more 9.4

“We don’t want any California drivers to be discouraged by their city ranking. Instead, we want the report to challenge them to make positive changes to their driving,” said Telgenhoff. “By reducing distractions and by looking at the new report and how outside factors impact the rankings, we can become better drivers.”

The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report was created to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on safe driving. This year’s top honor of “America’s Safest Driving City” is Fort Collins, Colo., the fourth year the city has held the top spot in the report’s ten-year history. According to the report, the average driver in Fort Collins will experience an auto collision every 14.2 years, which is 29.6 percent less likely than the national average of 10 years.

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