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Boise Is The Third Safest City To Drive Your Car

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If you’re in your car, Boise is the third safest city in America to go driving, according to Allstate Insurance Company.

The word comes from the eleventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.” Using company claims data, Allstate ranked the 200 largest cities in the country. It found the average driver in Boise will get into a wreck every 13.1 years. That puts the city at the third safest in the nation.

Kansas city, Kansas came in as the safest driving city, with a driver crashing every 13.3 years. The national average is every 10 years. Boston, Massachusetts came in last on the list, with drivers getting into accidents every 3.9 years. Seventy percent of crashes happened while driving under 35 mph.

Allstate found that when the cities were ranked according to population density, Boise was the number one safest in the nation. Boise came in fourth when based on rain and snow factors.

Portland, Oregon came in at 183, with an accident every 6.9 years. Seattle, Washington was right behind at 184. Spokane, Washington came in at 64, with a driver getting into an accident every 9.3 years.

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