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Grand Rapids ranks close to last place for safest driving cities in the nation

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ROCKFORD, Mich. --  Many see the Fourth of July as a fun and exciting holiday, but in the world of transportation, it marks the nations deadliest driving day of the year, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Allstate has released their 12th annual America's Best Drivers Report, which ranks Grand Rapids 155 out of 200 for safest driving cities in the United States.  The study shows that Grand Rapids has dropped 15 sLots within just the last year.

The report by Allstate found that the average driver in Grand Rapids will experience an accident every 7.9 years, compared to the national average of every 10 years.  Another thing to consider is that Grand Rapids ranks 148th when you take population density into consideration and 154th when considering the effects of precipitation, such as driving in snow.

Brownsville, Texas, took the first place spot in this annual report.  The average driver in Brownsville experiences an accident every 14.6 years, which is 31.4% lower than the national average.

Allstate offers a series of tips for drivers who plan to head out on the road:

  • Leave room between you and other vehicles.
  • Minimize distractions while driving.
  • Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
  • Stay alert while on the road.
  • Be cautious of any hazardous road conditions.
  • Maintain your vehicle to prepare for any severe weather ahead.

For more driving tips you can visit the Allstate Blog here.

 

 

 

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