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Iowa Cities Are Among the Safest for Drivers: What This Means (and What It Doesn’t Mean)

Recently, the Allstate Safe Drivers Report was released for 2014. This year, two Iowa cities—Des Moines and Cedar Rapids—made the list of top 15 safest cities for drivers. Cedar Rapids ranked 11th on the list, and Des Moines ranked 13th on the list.

This Is Good News for Iowa Drivers and Passengers

The information provided by Allstate indicates that, on average, Cedar Rapids drivers go about 12.1 years between accidents and Des Moines drivers go about 12 years between accidents. Both cities improved their rankings from 2013. An Allstate representative reportedly told The Des Moines Register that drivers in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids are hearing safety messages and acting on them.

This is a good thing. When drivers slow down and drive without distractions, for example, not only are there fewer accidents, but the accidents that do occur may be less likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities.

Don’t Confuse Good News With Immunity

Drivers and passengers in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and other Iowa cities and towns are still at risk of getting hurt in a car accident. The Allstate survey takes into account averages; it does not provide any guarantees.

Thus, it is important to know what to do if you have been hurt in a car accident or if you have lost a loved one in a wreck. To find out more, we encourage you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, and to start an online chat with us today to have your individual questions answered.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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