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When you’re a parent, your instinct to protect your family goes into overdrive. You check (and double check!) that the car seat straps are tightened properly, you call the doctor at the smallest sign of a bug, you start carrying Band-Aids in your bag. And when the time comes to take your little ones on the road, that only seems to multiply.
Being safer on the road is a top priority for parents, no matter how old your kids are. You can purchase the best car seat around and make a vow to stay as focused and alert as possible in the car, but there is one other factor that makes a big difference— whether or not there are safe drivers around you.
According to Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report, the following cities were ranked the Top 3 overall:
- Kansas City, KS
- Brownsville, TX
- Madison, WI
By ranking, Kansas City drivers are nearly 33 percent less likely to be in an accident than the average U.S. driver. In Brownsville, 31 percent less likely, and in Madison, 20 percent less likely. Now how’s that for safe driving?
Allstate is also taking that extra step to end distracted driving with their Reality Rides simulator tour. The Reality Rides simulator is a stationary vehicle with a virtual reality curved LED screen across the windshield, showing animated scenarios that drivers often encounter. Drivers can use the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals to try to navigate these while also attempting to text message, answer phone calls, or use in-car technology like GPS. After the simulation ends, drivers will receive mock traffic tickets for the violations they made while behind the wheel.
If you want to take the Reality Rides simulator for a spin, you can catch it rolling through the #3 Safest Driving City on September 30th at the Wisconsin football game in Madison.
No one worries better than a parent, but fortunately, there are ways you can further protect your family while on the road just by practicing safe and focused driving habits. Be sure to visit Allstate.com/BestDriversReport to interact with a map tool that lets you view your city’s ranking in 2017 and previous years.
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