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Let's Be Careful Out There

Yesterday, Allstate released its 4th Annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report™," which manages to get pretty specific -- not only are cities ranked according to traffic safety, but also by such categories as "Males" vs. "Women," "Pre Baby Boomers" vs. "Baby Boomers" and "Generation X" vs. "Generation Y." But when it comes to the key stat -- the safety of particular cities, regardless of demographic breakdowns -- Sioux Falls, S.D., comes in at No. 1, as Allstate figures drivers there are 31.6 percent less likely to get in an accident than the national average. (Folks there tend to go 14.6 years between accidents.)

Dallas doesn't do nearly as well: Among cities with more than a million residents, we rank all the way down at No. 167, as Dallasites are 27 percent more likely to get an accident than the national average would suggest. And we tend to go 7.8 years between collisions. So if yer at 7.7, might be time to think about staying in. --Robert Wilonsky

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