A new study has found Alberta is one of the safest provinces to drive.
Allstate Canada released its annual “Safe Driving Study” on Wednesday, which found Alberta has the second-lowest collision frequency rates in the country.
The province reported an 11.4 per cent drop in collision frequency.
Alberta is also home to four of the top 10 safest communities; Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.
Calgary ranked 42 on the list of 86 communities. It’s collision frequency rate was just below the national average at 5.61 per cent.
” Calgary is a growing city,” said Harry Sangha, the agency manager for Calgary North West Allstate Insurance. “There’s a lot more traffic on the road.”
Meanwhile, Leduc reported the greatest drop in collision claims of any Canadian city.
The study found rear-end collisions are most common across the country, followed closely by crashes that occur as a vehicle passes through an intersection and collisions with parked cars.
The most likely time to get into a crash is on Friday.
“It could be just the amount of traffic, you know, it’s the end of the week and maybe you’re not paying as close attention to road conditions as you normally would.”
Allstate is reminding drivers to use their signal lights, not to follow to closely behind other cars and to ease up on the gas pedal. Sangha says distracted and impaired driving is also a big concern.
Collision claims have risen 1.6 per cent nationally and the collision frequency rate has also jumped to 5.7 per cent.