Confirming what most drivers already know, Allstate’s annual survey reveals that St. Paul isn’t a particularly safe city to drive in.
The city finished 103rd — just ahead of Detroit — on the list of safest cities.
Minneapolis, meanwhile, finished 90th overall, a drop from 66th last year, 57th in 2012 and 2011.
For the fourth year in the survey’s 10-year existence, Fort Collins, Colorado, is the safest city in which to drive. There, drivers can expect to be in a collision once every 14 years.
The only upper Midwest town to finish in the top 10 was Madison, Wisconsin (9th).
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, finished 26th.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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