10 safest US cities for driving a car

Do you get frustrated with city driving? Here are the 10 American cities where you're least likely to get in a wreck.

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Mar 7, 2014 10:36AM
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towns with low populations!  who woulda thought that!
Mar 7, 2014 11:05PM
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Low population density means less people travelling, and less accident would happen, it's just a common sense; everybody knows that.


P.S. Driving in NYC could really drive you crazy.

Mar 7, 2014 12:50PM
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What?  These are all small cities, if you can even call any of them cities.  Why wouldn't they have fewer accidents.
Mar 10, 2014 11:56AM
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I live there and reno is not a safe place to drive to many calif drivers.
Mar 6, 2014 10:23PM
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I'm a good, alert, defensive driver.  I am also, however, from Virginia, so I had to check and be sure no cities from VA were on this list.  There weren't.   No surprise there.  Most of our drivers absolutely suck.
I find it refreshing, however, in lieu of the recent output of "marijuana-related car accident fatalities" articles, that the safest city listed is in Colorado.  One has nothing to do with the other in this situation, but, just to say; it is with skewed mathematics they gather these results!

Mar 17, 2014 8:16PM
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Have these people ever been to Brownsville, TX?
Mar 10, 2014 11:50AM
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reno, NV are you serious?! I lived there. There are more drunks on the road from the casino & they are downright scary. Can we say "free drinks=casino & gambling?!"
Mar 10, 2014 8:23AM
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I think the people doing these reports ought to stay a day or two in Boise. You will see at least 2-3 accidents every day in Boise . These people must have blinders on! Oh and by the way it's a very good idea to have uninsured motorist on your insurance as most don't have insurance here let alone driver licenses. Most are immigrants and don't speak English. This report must have ben done several years ago! 
Mar 17, 2014 9:02PM
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Eugene is a nightmare.  The city planners had to be on LSD when they were designing the downtown area.  With the combination of a extremely high homeless population and poor city planning and high state taxes results in a very over rated city.  there is nothing "safe" about Eugene, OR. 
Mar 10, 2014 7:33AM
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Now make a list where you need the killer instinct  just to get from point A to point B. And I will save you some time by giving you the No. 1 - New York !
Mar 10, 2014 11:27AM
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I don't know how Montgomery, AL made the list. There is not a day that goes by without me seeing one or more accidents at a time. We may not be a big city to some people in other states, but we are the third largest city in our state and there are definitely some wild drivers here.
Mar 10, 2014 10:34AM
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Plus it snows for four to six months a year and you're inside most of the time!!!!
Mar 10, 2014 7:16AM
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You would think that a lower population would correlate with less accidents, although I have found that not to always be the case. I was born and raised in NYC. There are so many cars on the road that if you get into an accident they are predominately fender benders. I have lived the last 15 years in a small rural town in PA. The area has one of the highest rates of teen driving fatalities. There are no street lights, I was horrified when we moved here and it took me months to be comfortable driving at night.
There are lots of winding back mountain rds. Deer bolt in front of your car  on a daily basis, not to mention lots of snow and ice storms in the winter. I worry more about my children driving here than I would in a more congested area. On the other hand car insurance is cheaper! Lol.
Mar 10, 2014 10:52AM
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Driving in Sioux Falls SD is scary!!!!!  If you are not dodging construction cones there are the people that apparently only have one finger and that is the middle one!  Turn on your turn signal and the person almost or behind you and to the side of you will SPEED UP just enough that you cannot change lanes.  One thing that makes it safe is that is you get out of main downtown Sioux Falls which is the scary place the drunks and homeless like to hang out in, the outer part of Sioux Falls is so strangely laid out that you have to go slow to find where to turn even with GPS! Do the people who make up these lists ever drive in these towns?
Mar 18, 2014 5:01AM
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Another wasted government grant for another educated idiot professor to make tenor.
Mar 10, 2014 12:11PM
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I "bet" in Reno everyone is at the slots

& tables, not cruising around town !!!

Mar 18, 2014 10:19AM
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yeah cities are safer to driver when you have low populations


well here in Arizona is pretty safe if you drive in the desert

because it's just you and the sand


duh

Mar 21, 2014 10:47AM
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what do all these places have in common besides being small towns?


very few ghetto-trash negroes, very few ghetto-trash Hispanics and very few white-trash on the roadways...

Mar 21, 2014 2:42PM
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Boise is not a safe place to drive!  There is only 1 East-West freeway - no North-South freeway, so all the traffic is forced to drive through the residential areas which have become main arterial routes widened to 4 lanes.  Hard to get out of your own neighborhood.  There is  Hwy 55 which now goes through so much commercial & residential area it's no longer a fast moving highway - in fact it's best to stay  off it - has the highest % of crashes.  There are not enough exits off the freeway, so you have to go out of your way to get anywhere; the parking lots are terrible - some designed to only have one way in and same way out, so again you have to go out of your way if you want to travel to another area opposite of where you started, due to the many no left turn signs.  The initial planning of the streets & highways were just not logical and built for a small population, but now we have too many people in a small space, and it's very frustrating to get around.  Drivers are rude, always on cell phones and not paying attention.  I've been rear-ended once, and I'm always watching my rear view mirror - I can't tell you how many times I've been in close calls due to drivers not paying attention - almost daily.  The city is growing but the infrastructure is not - roads are full of pot holes and bike lanes are a joke.  Before you decide to move here due to these top  lists, come here and drive around - especially in winter.  The state is poor and is way behind on transit and building more highways, which in the 20 years I've been here, they have not done much.  Bus service has improved, but they don't operate on evenings or Sundays, and there is no such thing as an "express" route.   Moved from Seattle where the drivers were way more courteous to other drivers - here they just try to bully you off the roads.   Don't believe everything you read.  We finally got a Trader Joes, but the parking lot is so small, they had to use traffic cops to direct traffic and the store suggests using the parking garages several blocks away - I guess they won't mind sending their staff the same distance to pick up empty carts on the 9th floor of a downtown parking garage. Ugh!
Apr 25, 2014 9:33AM
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Where there's fewer cars there are fewer accidents and fewer traffic jams. Who knew.....
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