Orlando ranks on Allstate unsafe driving cities list

Orlando ranks as one of America's least safe cities in Allstate report

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ORLANDO - Orlando is one of the least safe cities in America to drive in, according to a study by Allstate Insurance.

The eighth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Reportâ„¢" uses Allstate claims data to rank 200 of America's largest cities in terms of car collision frequency. In the 2012 report, Orlando is ranked as one of the least safe cities at 158.

Below is a look at how other cities in Florida finished.

City & Overall Ranking Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average Average Years Between Collisions:
44. Port Saint Lucie -5.2% 10.6
48. Cape Coral -3.5% 10.4
59. Tallahassee -0.6% 10.1
77. St. Petersburg 2.6% 9.7
82. Jacksonville 3.6% 9.6
147. Fort Lauderdale 23.6% 8.1
158. Orlando 28.8% 7.8
166. Hollywood 32.6% 7.5
183. Tampa 50.2% 6.7
187. Miami 58.4% 6.3
192. Hialeah 77.6% 5.6

Car crash fatalities are at the lowest level they've been since 1949, but still average more than 32,000 every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Allstate urges Orlando area drivers to not be discouraged by the rankings but rather to make positive changes in their driving habits to ensure safety.

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