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Honolulu drivers among the worst in U.S.

By Erika Engle

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Honolulu ranks at No. 128 of 200 U.S. cities in the “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.”

The company’s ninth-annual report ranks Honolulu as one of the least safe-driving cities, in that the average driver will experience a collision every 8.7 years, 15 percent more likely than the national average.

The safest U.S. city in which to drive, according to the study, is Fort Collins, Colo., with a collision likelihood of 28.2 percent compared to the national average, and an average of 13.9 years between collisions.

The other markets in the top five were Boise, Idaho at No. 2; Sioux Falls, So. Dakota at No. 3, Brownsville, Texas at No. 4 followed by 5th-ranked Madison, Wis., where drivers have a collision likelihood of 20.3 percent and an average of 12.5 years between collisions.

“We don’t want drivers in Honolulu to be discouraged by their ranking,” said Shauna McBride, Allstate’s regional spokeswoman.

“Instead, we want the report to challenge drivers in Honolulu to make positive changes to their driving habits that will in turn make the city a safer place to live, work and raise families,” she said.






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