Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Finally, Laredo eats McAllen's lunch- while driving !

From The Houston Business Journal

Houston has inched up from 161 last year to 155 on Allstate Insurance Co.’s ranking of cities with the best drivers.

Allstate’s report ranks America’s 200 largest cities based on car accident frequency. According to the report, an average driver in Houston will have a collision every 7.8 years. The national average is 10 years.

All other cities in Texas fared better, with Laredo ranked 28th, Brownsville at 32, McAllen at 41, Amarillo at 48, Lubbock at 69, Corpus Christi at 76, El Paso at 78, Waco at 100, Fort Worth at 130, San Antonio at 142 and Austin at 150.

According to the report, America’s safest driving city is Fort Collins, Colo., where a driver is likely to experience a collision every 14 years.

Rounding out the top five are Boise, Idaho; Lincoln, Neb.; Chandler, Ariz. and Huntsville, Ala.

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