According to Allstate Insurance, Amarillo, TX is the 30th safest driving city! The bad news, last year we were ranked 23rd safest city. So what’s happened in a year? Potholes, the exit from 27 onto Hillside? You’ve gotta be real careful when taking that exit. How about we just slow it down and take it easy on all the roads around Amarillo? Sounds like a good idea, right?
The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report takes a look at the top 200 markets and analyzes data to find out which market has the safest drivers. Believe it or not, Brownsville, TX is the safest U.S. city to drive in America. Brownsville was the only Texas city to make the top 10 list. However, McAllen was ranked 11th and Laredo was ranked 12th. Amarillo was next on the list at 30th. Followed by Lubbock at 47th and El Paso at 50.
Fortunately, my schedule doesn’t really allow me to be out whenever traffic is real bad during the week. However, I can tell you from experience that driving on the weekend, it’ll take you a while to get from point A to point B. Then you’ve gotta deal with giant pot holes, which I must say, I have noticed that they are beginning to repair some of those pot holes, and the crazy traffic lights. We had a long discussion a while back at how weird we thought it was for the intersection at Western and 34th would have a red light at 4 a.m. when there isn’t any traffic moving East to West. I’m not sure if they’re on timers or not, but these lights need some adjusting.
What say you? Do you think the 30 spot is accurate for Amarillo, Texas? In case you were wondering what the worst city to drive in America is, it’s Boston, MA.
To see the full list of America’s Best Drivers Report, click here.