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Naperville Drivers Rank Among Nation's Safest in Allstate Report

New report from Allstate Insurance may make you calm your nerves while on the road in Naperville.

If you think driving in Naperville can be a hair-raising experience, a recent report from Allstate Insurance may make you calm your nerves a bit while on the road.

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According to Allstate, the city has some of the safest drivers in the nation. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Allstate released its eighth annual "America's Best Drivers Report," which ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency. 

In the report, Naperville ranks 109th and nearby Aurora 81st on the list. Naperville improved for the second consecutive year and is up 16 spots from the 2011 report. Aurora is also up by 31 spots.

According to the 2012 report, the average driver in Naperville will experience an auto collision every 9.1 years, with Aurora drivers at 9.7 years.

“We want the report to challenge drivers in Naperville and Aurora to make positive changes to their driving habits that will in turn make the cities a safer place to live, work and raise families,” Illinois Allstate territory sales leader Brian Cobb in a press release.

Chicago made the list at 152nd, Joliet at 56th and Rockford was the safest in Illinois ranked at 35th.

This year’s top spot of “America’s Safest Driving City” goes to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sioux Falls is no stranger to safe driving as this is the fifth year the city has held the top spot in the report’s eight-year history. According to the report, the average driver in Sioux Falls will experience an auto collision every 13.8 years, which is 27.6 percent less likely than the national average of 10 years.

Do you feel safe on Naperville roads? 

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Pro Life Crusader + August 30, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Naperville could rank a lot better if it wasn't for the speeders, tailgaters, turning w/o signaling and cutting other drivers off.
Albert Gazalooch August 30, 2012 at 02:57 PM
And don't forget the notorious stop sign and red light runners!
Anthony Brown August 30, 2012 at 04:07 PM
You should be very careful when you are buying auto insurance. Learn how to deal with auto insurance companies - http://www.rosebudmag.com/truth-squad/auto-insurance-geico-progressive-allstate-aaa-credit-report
Martin August 30, 2012 at 06:36 PM
So true. Plus the folks that think a red link means go and that the lines on the road are 'guidelines'.
Vera September 02, 2012 at 04:54 PM
What a misleading statistic. Then again, maybe the rating is due to all of us who have had to sharpen our defensive driving skills to steer clear of the many who ignore stop signs, speed away down the streets, and are too busy yakking on cellphones to use turn signals. Most Naperville bicyclists brazenly ignore the rules of the road, too. Naperville is a good town in which to teach your children the importance of defensive driving.

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