We’re coming to the end of 2018 and I’ve been thinking of some changes that I want to implement in my life. Many of the New Year’s resolutions we tend to focus on are tried and true, like weight loss and exercise. While those are still important, have you ever thought about safer driving as a goal? If there was a solution or idea we could implement in our community to make us better drivers, shouldn’t we all take part in that? I mean, who doesn’t want a clean driving record, a lower insurance rate and to prioritize our health? High-risk driving not only impacts your insurance but makes a huge difference in your well-being too.
I’m so excited to partner up with Allstate Canada to celebrate their 10th Annual Safe Driving Study. The study highlights the safest places to drive, by ranking communities in the provinces studied according to collision frequency rates. To celebrate, I want to encourage you to participate in the “Allstate Takes Action” contest to submit your ideas on safety improvement changes that could be made in your community to make our roads safer. You will have a chance to win 1 of 3 $1000 gas cards, not to mention the bragging rights if your idea gets chosen! Allstate will choose at least one idea to actually implement in a Canadian community!
Here are a few facts from the study that I found interesting:
- Did you know, Edmonton had the highest 10-year average collision frequency rate at 6.5%?.
There are many factors that can play in a fatal car crash or an accident. Could it be our crazy weather? Distracted driving, driving too closely? The most frequent collisions reported over the past 10 years are rear-ended cars followed by turning and intersection accidents and parked vehicle fender benders. The most severe collisions reported over the past 10 years involve head-on collisions and pedestrian or cyclist accidents.
- The days leading up to Christmas have also been historically the worst days to drive, with December 23rd consistently ranking as the worst. See here for more info.
If there’s something that can keep us from reducing the risk and keep yourself, your family and those around you safe, what would it be? We would love to hear from you! Your ideas could mean better safety for everyone on the road, including yourself and your loved ones!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Allstate but as always, all opinion is of my own.
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