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25 Cities with the Best Drivers

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Driving is an activity that’s fun depending on what you are driving, your mood, who you are with and where you are going (in addition to where you are). One thing that never changes about driving, however, is the fact that it’s just not safe with so many other people on the road not paying attention to what they should be paying attention to. With that in mind, you might want to know where you can go and feel relatively safe on the road. These 25 cities have the best safety ratings as far as the fewest accidents and the longest time frame between accidents, so you might want to consider making your drives to one of these cities.

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Rockford, IL

Living in Rockford means that you will go an average of 11.2 years without being involved in an accident. Of course, that does not mean you’ll go 11 years without being in an accident, it just means that this is the average number of years between accidents for Rockford residents. Furthermore, the people here have a -10.7% chance of being in an accident, which is a safe number. All in all, it’s the 25th safest driving city, and the odds of remaining accident free here are quite good.

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Cary, NC

With approximately 11.2 years between accidents, residents of Cary are very unlikely to get into an accident. There is a -10.8% chance that you will be involved in an accident here on a regular basis, which is a good number. The people who drive around here are just a lot safer than the people that drive elsewhere, and it’s what makes this such a safe city for people behind the wheel of a car.

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Eugene, OR

If you choose to move to Eugene, you’ll go around 11.2 years without being involved in an accident. At least that is the average length of time between accidents for most people. Additionally, it seems that there is a -11% chance of ever even being in an accident here, which is pretty good when you consider the odds. It’s safe driving all the way, even in inclement weather conditions.

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Mesa, AZ

Mesa is pretty much on par with Eugene, Oregon in that there is an 11.2 year average between accidents and a -11% chance of actually being involved in an accident at any point in time. This kind of safe driving really makes it seem like you should be on the road more than you shouldn’t. Perhaps it’s the lovely weather around here that makes it a great place in which to drive.

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Omaha, NE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

If you’re looking to go a while between accidents, Omaha is the place to go. With an average of 11.3 years between car accidents, there is a very low -11.4% chance that you’ll be involved in an accident in the first place. Omaha is a city that really did jump higher on this list in the past year than most people would like to admit, moving approximately 18 spots up from number 39 the year before.

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Gilbert, AZ

Moving up 9 spots on the list is Gilbert, Arizona. This is a city that has an average of 11.4 years between accidents, and a 12.5% chance of each resident ever being involved in an accident. The odds are good around here for staying safe behind the wheel. It’s the kind of place you want to teach your kids to drive since they will very likely never be involved in an accident if they obey the rules of the road and keep the city’s streets safe.

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Lakewood, CO

There is a -13.7% chance you will ever be involved in an accident around here, which is a pretty good odd. Additionally, the average length of time between accidents around here is around 11.6 years. This means that drivers here are safer than they are in more than half the country, and that’s saying a lot considering this is a city with such a safe driving record, even though it’s only in the top 20 and not even close to the top 10.

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Lincoln, NE

The people of Lincoln get to brag that there is an average of 11.6 years between accidents in their city. That’s pretty good considering the size of the area. Additionally the chance that you will be involved in an accident when you are on the road is -14%. That’s practically nothing. The city has jumped 7 spots on the list since 2013, too. That means driving around here is only getting safer as the years go on.

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Reno, NV

It’s not Las Vegas, and that’s apparent with the driving record around here. What you will find in Reno is a very safe road. The average length of time between accidents around here is 11.7 years. And the chance that you will be involved in an accident when on the road is only -14.3%. That’s a low number when you consider how many other people are on the road in this area, and it’s what makes this such a safe place in which to drive.

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Wichita, KS

When you get behind the wheel of a car in Wichita, you are taking a -14.4% chance that you will be involved in an accident. The people in this city have the bragging rights to accidents only 11.7 years apart, which is stellar. It’s a safe place to drive for many reasons, but the people who live here seem to take the rules of the road very seriously, and that’s why they are able to spend so much time driving safely and not worried.

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Cape Coral, FL

With approximately 11.8 years in between car accidents here, it’s no wonder the people of Cape Coral are considered such good drivers. There is a -15.6% chance that you will be involved in an accident when you are here. But the good news is that with all the outdoor living that goes on in this lovely city, it’s more popular to take the golf cart or even to just take a walk when you go out and about.

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Colorado Springs, CO

There is approximately 12 years between accidents around here, and only a -16.4% chance that you’ll be in one when you leave the house. When the chances of being involved in an accident are negative, you know that you’re driving somewhere in which the people are vigilant and the rules are being followed. Even when the snow is falling, people here are driving safely.

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Des Moines

If you ever wonder what kind of chance you are taking behind the wheel of a car here, you’re going to wonder no more. The average chance that you will be involved in an accident in Des Moines is -16.6%. What that boils down to is an accident every 12 years or so, which is nothing. Of course, that’s not how often accidents really occur, but it is the average between accidents for the average person in the city.

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Kansas City, MO

With more than 12 years on average between accidents around here, it’s no wonder that people feel so safe on the road. It’s a place in which you will spend approximately on time worried about vehicle issues since approximately no one gets into an accident – or so it seems. There is a -16.8 chance that you will be involved in an accident here if you choose to get on the road.

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Cedar Rapids, IA

The average length of time between accidents in Cedar Rapids is 12.1 years, which is a lot of time. There is something impressive to be said about the amount of time in between accidents around here, and that’s something many people appreciate. When you are behind the wheel of a car around here, there is a -17.1% chance that your car is going to be involved in some kind of accident, which is approximately nothing.

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Olathe, KS

Another Midwestern city on the list proves that this might be the safest area of the country in which to drive. Perhaps it’s the big open roads or the relaxed nature of never being in a hurry around here that provides this city the right to say that the average length of time between accidents here is 12.1 years. Additionally, there is a -17.5% chance you will ever be involved in an accident when you are on the road here.

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Madison, WI

The people of Madison are much better drivers than others like to give them credit for being. There is an average of 12.2 years between accidents here, and the chances you’ll be involved in a vehicle altercation when out and about is only -17.8%. That’s such a low percentage you’d probably have a better chance of winning the lottery or something to that effect when you go out around here.

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Laredo, TX

This is a city that jumped 22 spots to number 8 in less than a year, and it’s because the driving records here are just better than ever. The people of Laredo were apparently not always good drivers. However, they now spend a significant amount of time paying attention to the road. The average length of time between accidents here is 12.2 years and the chances of being involved in an accident are only -18.3%.

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Visalia, CA

California doesn’t get a lot of credit on this list, and it’s probably because there is so much congestion and so many people in a hurry to get where they are going around here. But that does not change the fact that people have a -19.1% chance of being involved in an accident around here, which averages out to be about 12.4 years between accidents when driving.

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Montgomery, AL

Montgomery is not considered a Midwestern city as so many others on this list are, but it’s one of the few cities from the south on the list. There was always a part of me that thought people in the south were superior drivers, but it appears not; unless you’re in Montgomery. You’ll go around 12.4 years without getting into any accidents, and your chances of being involved in one when you go out is -19.4%.

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Huntsville, AL

Look at that; another southern city on the list. When you’re here, you’re going about 12.6 years on average between accidents. Additionally, you get to lay claim to the fact that your chances of being in an accident when you drive are among the lowest in the country at -20.3%. That’s a low number, and that’s what makes driving around here so safe and secure.

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Kansas City, KS

If you’re here, you’re going about 12.9 years between accidents. That’s a -22.4% chance that you will be involved in some sort of vehicle accident when you are out. And this list counts all types of vehicle accidents, including pedestrian accidents, animal accidents, and single car accidents in combination with multi-vehicle crashes that are so common in other locations across the country.

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Boise, ID

There is about 14 years on average between accidents around here, and it’s a good thing, too, since the people that live in this Midwestern city prefer safety. The chances of being involved in any sort of issue on the road in your car around here are a very low -28.4%. This is the third safest city in terms of drivers in the country, and it was even higher on the list last year t number two; but someone had to overtake them as a safe city.

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Brownsville, TX

Brownsville was located among the safest cities in which to drive last year, too, but it did jump two spots from number four. This year, there is an average of 14.2 years between accidents. People in their vehicles are about -29.5% likely to get into an accident, which is nothing. It means that people are going to feel safe, confident and good on the roads here.

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Fort Collins, CO

It’s number one on the list of safest cities in which to drive again this year, and it’s no surprise. This is a city in which the average number of years between accidents is 14.2, and there is also a -29.6% chance that you will get into an accident in the car when you are driving or even just riding with someone else. It’s statistics like this that make Fort Collins such a safe place to drive.

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Written by Tiffany Raiford