Elk Grove Drops in Allstate's Annual Best Drivers Ranking

June 29, 2016 |

A report published by Allstate Insurance showed that Elk Grove drivers national ranking fell during in their 2016 annual America's Best Driver Report®.

The report, which is based on the Northbrook, Ill.-based insurers claims data, examines the largest 200 American cities. Based on the claims data, the study reports average time between accidents, and relative collision likelihood.

Based on these classifications, Elk Grove ranked 91st overall out of 200 cities. The ranking after controlling for average annual precipitation was 98th.

The study found that the average years between accidents in Elk Grove was 9.2 years and the relative collision likelihood compared to the national average is 8.2-percent.

While the City was middling in the ranking, 2016 ranking showed a one year decline. In the 2015 Elk Grove was ranked 78th.

The report was released yesterday to coincide with the July Fourth Holiday. Acording to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), July 4 is the deadliest day of the year on average for drivers.

"While July Fourth is consistently the deadliest day on the road, the toll of crash deaths goes on every day, all year long," Adrian Lund, president, IIHS said. "If everyone buckles up, avoids distractions, obeys the speed limit and doesn't drink and drive, we can make July Fourth and every day on the road a lot safer."

Although Elk Grove's ranking fell year over year, it has not been for the lack of enforcement or efforts by the Elk Grove Police Department. In recent years the EGPD has installed red light intersection cameras and has participated in regional efforts to enforce safety belt use and anti-texting while driving compliance.

Additionally, the EGPD typically conducts DUI and license checkpoints during holidays. As of today, the City has not announced a checkpoint for the upcoming three day holiday weekend.

Other nearby cities in ranking include Stockton, 118; Modesto, 119; and Sacramento, 130. The safest city in the study was Brownsville, Texas and the worst was Boston.      

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