CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The likelihood of being involved in a traffic crash varies by location and a new survey from Allstate Insurance Company shows where one Southwest Florida city stacks up.
Just last month, we told you how traffic crashes in the Cape were down 10 percent, compared to the same time period last year, but Thursday, we're learning Cape Coral drivers rank 42nd out of the nation's 200 largest cities when it comes to safe drivers, which is actually a drop from our 33rd place ranking last year.
In Cape Coral, drivers are involved in a crash once every 10.5 years on average according to Allstate Insurance Company. That's just slightly better than the nationwide average of 10 years, but based on the number of drivers in the Cape, the relative likelihood they'll be in an accident is actually 4.8 percent lower than the national average.
"In Cape Coral and Lee County in general, we have very vigilant law enforcement between Mike Scott and Jay Murphy," said Allstate Agent Kevin Schuman. "People know, if you break the rules you're going to get in trouble. And that all impacts the way we drive."
The safest place to drive is Fort Collins, Colorado for the second year in a row. But you'll want to steer clear of places like Baltimore, Los Angeles and Newark. The worst on the list is Washington D.C.