Motorists headed out on July 4 may want to check out the stats from this nationwide insurance company.
The annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report has now been released, identifying July 4th as yet again the deadliest day on the country’s roads. Motorists are being cautioned to have a close look at the data and to be very careful when they get behind the wheel on Independence Day.
Allstate, for its part, has issued its report alongside a new safe driving campaign, in the hopes of improving the numbers.
Despite the prediction of a potentially deadly July 4, the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report has arrived with the goal of changing the trend. Allstate is reaching out to drivers to help them to lower the increasing number of fatal collisions that happen every year on our nation’s birthday.
This most recent report represents the thirteenth annual issue and recognized Kansas City, Kansas as the American city with the safest drivers on its roads. According to the insurance company’s claims data, U.S. drivers have the highest chance of being in a collision next Tuesday – more than any other individual day in 2017. The company’s report is still hopeful that the collisions can be reduced as much as possible.
The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report data regarding the 4th of July is supported by IIHS statistics.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also points to Independence Day as the deadliest on American roads. Moreover, the IIHS took that a step further and found that both July and August are the deadliest months of the year, overall. Each of those two months averages a devastating 116 deaths per day as a result of vehicle collisions.
This type of grizzly statistic has motivated the auto insurance company to launch its safe driving campaign to place the spotlight back on road safety. The goal is to make drivers and other road users more aware and more alert. National Safety Council statistics show that there were over 40,000 people killed in car accidents last year. That made it the deadliest year since 2007.
While the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report shows similar disheartening statistics, the insurance company aims to view it much more positively. It’s time to put road users back in the driver’s seat, so to speak. Allstae executive vice president of claims, Glenn Shapiro explained that “we advocate for smart, focused driving habits that can help reduce collisions and save lives.”