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Is big-city driving hazardous?

Kansas City, Kansas, leads the rankings for the city with the safest drivers for the first time in the study's 11-year history. Like the other 10 safest cities scattered across the Midwest, South and West, you're far less likely to get in a car crash if you live in Kansas City than if you live in a major city in the Northeast or along the West Coast.

Seeking the safest roadways

The Allstate report examines the frequency of reported auto accidents among Allstate customers in the 200 largest U.S. cities. On average, a driver in the U.S. is involved in a crash every 10 years. But if you live in Kansas City, you're likely to be involved in a crash every 13.3 years.

That's a sharp contrast to Boston, which ranks dead last in the report. There, you can expect to be involved in a wreck every 3.9 years.

All of the top-ranked cities in the Allstate report have populations of 250,000 or less. Kansas City has a population of almost 150,000 and is the only one of the 10 safest cities located in a major metro area.

Kansas City has been on an upward trajectory in this study. It jumped from 17th place in 2013 to fourth place in 2014 before taking over first place this year. It ousted Fort Collins, Colorado, which held the top spot the previous two years. Fort Collins came in fourth in the current report.

Here are the top 10 cities in the Allstate report, along with their average years between accidents, their citizens' likelihood to experience an accident relative to the national average, and their ranking in last year's study.

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