By anderson-law2, Feb 23 2016 10:36PM
Every year, Allstate Insurance Company releases a list of the top 200 cities with the safest and some may argue, best, drivers. The ranking is based on accident frequency, or how often the average driver gets in an accident. Readers don’t have to scroll very far to find Boise, Idaho ranked at number 2. Upon further research, we discovered that the likelihood of collisions in Boise is 28% lower than the national average. Even more impressive, the average person in Boise only gets into a wreck every 13.1 years. Boise would be ranked number one in the nation if the survey was done based on population density.
Here are some of the major contributing factors creating safe drivers in smaller towns and cities such as Boise.
• It’s proven that people in smaller towns are less stressed than people in more urban larger towns. Stress causes people to become aggravated and emotional behind the wheel, leading to less focus and of course, more accidents.
• There is a direct correlation between automobile accidents and the amount of traffic congestion in any given city. Because smaller cities have less congestion, there are fewer accidents.
• The road design in smaller cities is usually more efficient as its main goal is to get the driver from Point A to Point B. This goal, coupled with a standard small city grid system, makes navigating these towns easier and thus accident free.
• Snow removal crews in smaller cities have fewer miles of snow to clear, which means they are typically cleared more quickly and thus drivers can expect to drive on safer roads in the winter time.
Despite Boise being one of the safest places to be on the road, accidents do happen. Getting on the road puts everyone at risk despite stellar city ranking. When that unexpected accident does happen, contact the team at Anderson Law Center to receive the professional legal representation you need to handle your claim. Our team will help you get medical bills paid and get fair compensation for you for lost wages and your overall pain and suffering.