5622 Central Avenue , St. Petersburg, Florida 33707 7275711333 contact@jlgtampabay.com

Car Accidents in Florida - Jones Law Group

  • Home
  • Car Accidents in Florida
Florida Car Accident

Car Accidents in Florida

By: Heath C. Murphy +Car Accidents

Every year Allstate rates the safest and most dangerous cities in which to drive. Allstate actuaries have studied the company’s claims data to determine the likelihood drivers in the largest 200 cities will experience a vehicle collision compared to the national average.[1] They use two years of data, so that a single bad year does not completely skew the data. A weighted average of the two-year numbers determined the annual percentages. The report defines an auto crash as any collision resulting in a property damage claim. Allstate insures roughly 10% of the country’s drivers which makes this annual study compelling.
How Often is the Average Driver in a Car Accident

According to the Allstate study, the average American driver will be involved in a traffic accident every 10 years. The Allstate study will determine the average time between accidents based upon what city’s drivers are used. Further, the study also examines the prevalence of accidents in each city as compared to the national average. For the 2014 iteration, Allstate considered other factors such as population density, weather etc in its rankings.
Where is the Safest City to Drive?

For the fourth time Fort Collins, Colorado was named the safest city in which to drive. In fact, in the 10 year history of the Allstate study, only 3 cities have ever held the top honor as America’s Safest City in Which to Drive; Fort Collins, CO, Sioux Falls, SD and Cedar Rapids, IA. Fort Collins’ drivers ranked either 1st or 2nd in every category studied by Allstate.

Where is the Safest City in Florida to Drive?

Cape Coral is the safest city in Florida for motorists. The average Cape Coral driver is 15.5% less likely to be involved in a car accident than the national average. Where the average driver is likely to be involved in a car accident every 10 years, Cape Coral drivers average 11.8 years between each car accident. Tallahassee also performed better than the national averages, but Cape Coral and Tallahassee were the lone Florida cities which rated significantly better than the national average.

Jacksonville and St. Petersburg

The drivers in Jacksonville and St. Petersburg are among the most improved drivers in Florida. Each city experienced a significant jump in their ranking and now both Jacksonville and St. Petersburg are, statistically speaking, about average. St. Petersburg drivers are especially adept at driving in less than ideal conditions.

Where are the Worst Drivers in Florida?

Statistically, the drivers in most of the other metropolitan areas in Florida are significantly more likely to experience an accident than the average American. Tampa, Orlando and Miami rank near the very bottom, nationwide, of safe driving cities. In Tampa, drivers are 30.5% more likely to be involved in a car accident than drivers in St. Petersburg. Tampa motorists can expect to be involved in an accident every 7.7 years. This difference means that the average Tampa driver can expect to be involved in 2-3 more accidents during their lifetime than the average driver from St. Petersburg.

Where are the Worst Drivers in America?

Massachusetts drivers appear to top the list of bad driving. Worcester, Boston and Springfield occupy 3 of the bottom 4 spots in Allstate’s rankings. Drivers in these cities are more than 100% more likely to be involved in a traffic accident than drivers in St. Petersburg. The average time between car accidents is less than 5 years.

Contact an Experienced St. Petersburg Car Accident Lawyer at Jones Law Group

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg car accident attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her personal contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash caused by the negligence of another, you should immediately call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Pete, FL 33707



[1] https://www.allstate.com/resources/Allstate/attachments/tools-and-resources/ABD-Report-2014.pdf

Heath Murphy

About the Author

Heath Murphy is a partner at Jones Law Group and focuses on personal injury law. He has been working as a lawyer for 18 years and routinely writes about auto accidents, wrongful death, and personal injury laws.

Read more: Heath’s Bio