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Sioux Falls residents get free gas today for being safe drivers

If you live in Sioux Falls, today's your lucky day. Allstate Insurance is going to buy residents of the South Dakota city a free tank of gas for being the safest drivers in the country. The second annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report has been released and the residents of Sioux Falls were found to experience a traffic accident once every 13.7 years on average. The national average for a city is one accident every 10 years. This means Sioux Falls residents are 27.2% less likely to bump fenders than the national average. This is the second year Sioux Falls has been named the city with the safest drivers, having earned the report's inaugural top spot last year, too.
ABC News reports that Allstate expects to fill up 700 gas tanks in Sioux Falls with nature's combustible cocktail, though that estimate might be a little low considering the city's population is estimated to be 123,975 according to the 2000 U.S. Census.

[Source: ABC News]

Michiganians will also be pleased to know that Allstate is rewarding the state with free gas as well for having the most improved cities in the report. Both Flint and Warren were in the top five (3 and 4, respectively), Sterling Heights placed 12th, Grand Rapids 24th and Detroit 25th. Unfortunately, residents will have to drive to Metro Detroit to get the free fuel, probably wasting a tank full in the process.

The Yin and Yang of the universe demands that when presented with a best list, a worst list isn't far behind. As such, if you're a driver in Washington D.C., Newark or Boston, you should start checking your blindspots a few extra times when changing lines.

Follow the Read link for the full Top 10 list of cities with the safest drivers and a couple more metro areas with not-so-safe drivers.

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