And the city with the best drivers is . . .
Allstate Insurance has released its annual report ranking metropolitan areas in terms of car collision frequency.
The college town has once again been named the safest driving city in the country by Allstate Insurance (ALL). People living there will get in a car accident once every 13.9 years, on average. That's about 28.2% less frequent than the road-raging rest of the country.
This is nothing new for Fort Collins, which has placed in Allstate's top 10 in each of the nine years the company has ranked its best drivers. It has hit No. 1 three times now.
After Fort Collins, the No. 2 and No. 3 rankings went to Boise, Idaho, and Sioux Falls, S.D.
What do these three cities have in common? Fewer cars on the road, to start with. And fewer cars naturally means fewer accidents. All three have populations under 250,000, notes CNBC's Philip LeBeau.
The city where you're most likely to get into a car wreck is Washington, D.C., home to some of the worst commutes in the country. Drivers there get in an accident every 4.8 years, Allstate says.
Faring only slightly better than Washington, D.C., are Baltimore, Md., and Providence, R.I.
The nation as a whole is getting into more deadly car accidents, Allstate said. The number of car crash fatalities rose by more than 1,700 from 2011 to 2012. That's the first increase since 2005.
Here are the top 10 cities with the best drivers, according to the report:
1. Fort Collins, Colo. -- 28.2% less likely to get in a collision compared to the national average.
2. Boise, Idaho -- 28% less likely
3. Sioux Falls, S.D. -- 21.8% less likely
4. Brownsville, Texas -- 21.1% less likely
5. Madison, Wis. -- 20.3% less likely
6. Reno, Nev. -- 20.2% less likely
7. Huntsville, Ala. -- 20.1% less likely
8. Visalia, Calif. -- 18.5% less likely
9. Montgomery, Ala. -- 16.3% less likely
10. Eugene, Ore. -- 16.2% less likely
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