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Two Colorado cities rank high for safe drivers

Posted at 8:15 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 10:30:10-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Two Colorado cities ranked among the top 15 in the country for safe drivers, according to the 2019 Allstate America's Best Drivers report.

Fort Collins came in at No. 7 on the list, and Colorado Springs ranked No. 13.

The report ranked the 200 largest U.S. cities based on on the likelihood of a collision compared to the national average.

“The goal of the America’s Best Drivers Report is to make our roads safer and ultimately save lives,” said Ken Rosen, Allstate’s Chief Claims Officer, in the press release.

The report was released in advance of July 4th, the deadliest day on U.S. roads according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Fort Collins may be the safest Colorado city on the list, but it has fallen a few spots since 2014, when it was the safest city for drivers in the entire country. According to the 2019 report, drivers are 16% less likely to be involved in a collision in Fort Collins than the national average. In Colorado Springs, they are 12% less likely to be in a crash.

Thornton ranked No. 20 on Allstate's list and Lakewood ranked No. 39. Both cities have collision rates lower than the national average.

However in Denver, drivers are 13.6% more likely to get in a crash. Denver was ranked 83rd among the 200 largest cities for safe drivers. Aurora ranked 92nd, the lowest among Colorado cities on the list. According to Allstate, drivers in Aurora are 15% more likely to get in a crash than the national average.