TAMPA - Which city has safer drivers, Tampa or St. Petersburg?
According to the Allstate Insurance Company report based on claims data, you are least likely to get in an accident if you are driving in St. Petersburg.
The "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report" ranks America's 200 largest cities to identify those that have the safest drivers.
Check out other cities around the country using this interactive map provided by the insurance company: www.allstate.com/BestDriversReport.
“Allstate is showing drivers that factors like population, a city’s density and precipitation may contribute to their driving safety to reveal important lessons on the road,” said Executive Vice President of Claims for Allstate Mike Roche.
Want to be a safer driver? Follow these tips for driving under tough conditions from Allstate:
Highly populated cities
Know what's happening in the city during the time you're driving. Find out if there are events that may impact traffic, and listen to traffic reports on your car radio. Avoid traffic jams or explore alternative routes, if possible.
Get directions to where you're going. Review directions carefully in advance. If you get lost mid-trip, safely pull over and wait until you feel calm enough to get back on the road, using that time to get directions, check traffic or call for help.
Densely populated cities
Allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Stop-and-go traffic, gridlock, traffic signal stops, pedestrian walkways and events that create traffic detours can add time to your travel.
Stay alert. Be prepared to frequently stop or slow down for pedestrians, emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, parking cars, taxi cabs, and public transportation vehicles such as city buses.
Cities with high levels of precipitation
Be aware of road conditions. Ice, snow, fog, rain - all of these weather conditions require extra caution and slower speeds. Stopping safely in rain and snow takes greater lengths of roadway than in dry conditions.
Maintain your vehicle to prepare for extreme weather. Headlights and brake lights are critical in low visibility situations – be sure they are consistently maintained along with other critical car functions such as brakes and windshield wipers.
To view the complete Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report click here.