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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 23: Travelers sit in a massive traffic jam as people hit the road for the holiday weekend on November 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The American Automobile Association (AAA) says nearly 49 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving weekend, the busiest travel holiday of the year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A recent study by Allstate Insurance rated 200 U.S. cities on various criteria for driver safety. The 2017 America’s Best Drivers Report found that drivers in three South Texas cities ranked in the top ten. The study ranked McAllen ninth, Laredo seventh, and Brownsville second, just behind Kansas City, Kansas, for the top spot. The survey ranked Boston in the final spot at #200.

Out of the 23 Texas cities rated by the survey, Dallas came out with the worst rating (#178). Several Metroplex municipalities held spots near the bottom of the results. The survey placed Arlington (#157), Plano (#159), Mesquite (#163), Irving (#166), and Garland (#177) in the bottom quarter. Other Metroplex cities in the bottom half of the survey included Fort Worth (#133), Grand Prairie (#139), McKinney (#143), and Frisco (#150).

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Other major Texas cities were also rated near the bottom of the list. The cities that failed to crack the top 100 included San Antonio (#138), Austin (#158), and Houston (#167).

The survey analyzed property damage claims reported from January 2014 to December 2015. Researchers evaluated safe drivers based on:

  • Average years between claims
  • Relative claim likelihood (compared to national average)
  • Hard-braking events per 1,000 miles

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Here is the full list of Texas cities ranked by Allstate:
2. Brownsville
7. Laredo
9. McAllen
28. Amarillo
32. Corpus Christi
45. Lubbock
54. El Paso
75. Waco
89. Pasadena
99. Killeen
133. Fort Worth
138. San Antonio
139. Grand Prairie
143. McKinney
150. Frisco
157. Arlington
158. Austin
159. Plano
163. Mesquite
166. Irving
167. Houston
177. Garland
178. Dallas

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