More than one-third (35%) of U.S. drivers say wet winter driving stresses them out, and almost half (48%) are concerned by the prospect, according to a new survey by Allstate.
The Allstate winter driving survey is being released in conjunction with the 2017 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report® winter data, which ranks the top 200 cities with the safest drivers when rain and snow are part of the equation. Coming in as the safest-driving city when factoring in precipitation is Kansas City, Kansas, reclaiming its top spot from two years ago.
“As part of Allstate’s safe-driving legacy, we’re shining a light on our country’s safest drivers and helping communities across the country stay vigilant on the road, especially during winter and the holiday travel season,” said Glenn Shapiro, Allstate’s Chief Claims Officer. “Just as you would grab an umbrella or coat when heading out the door, Allstate encourages everyone to take the appropriate precautions to ensure they arrive at their destinations safely.”
To determine the precipitation-based rankings, Allstate researchers used a predictive model that accounts for the fact that weather conditions affect road safety and vary dramatically across the United States. According to the report, the top ten safest-driving winter cities are 1: Kansas City, Kansas, 2: Brownsville, Texas, 3: Huntsville, Alabama, 4: Cape Coral, Florida, 5: Port St. Lucie, Florida, 6: Madison, Wisconsin, 7: Olathe, Kansas, 8: Laredo, Texas, 9: Boise, Idaho, 10: McAllen, Texas.
Visit Allstate.com/BestDriversReport for an interactive map and full results for this year, as well as rankings in previous years’ reports.