Report: New Haven, Bridgeport Again Among Worst Cities For Car Crashes

New Haven and Bridgeport have again scored poorly in Allstate Insurance Co.'s annual report on driver safety.

New Haven ranked 10th worst, and Bridgeport 16th worst ,among the 200 largest cities in the U.S., Allstate said in its latest America's Best Drivers Report, released Tuesday. They are the only two Connecticut cities with a population large enough to make the list.

On average, drivers in New Haven crash once every 6.3 years, and Bridgeport drivers crash once every 6.7 years, Allstate reported. The national average is once every 10 years.

Fort Collins, Colo., won the top spot this year — the fourth time it has been there in the report's 10-year history. Drivers there crash every 14.2 years, on average, Allstate reported.

The Allstate America's Best Drivers Report was created in 2005 to increase the awareness of safe driving. The research is based on Allstate's auto insurance claims.

Last year, New Haven was 12th worst on the list and Bridgeport was 11th worst.