By analyzing car collision frequency, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada ranks communities and regions, to identify which communities have the safest drivers. The Ontario Safe Driving Study spans a three-year period from 2006-2009 and offers a comparison to the same data from 2003-2006. According to that data, Kitchener ranks 25th and Cambridge 23rd safest cities to drive in Ontario (Waterloo was not included in the study).
The study included:
Communities with at least 900 cars insured by Allstate over the three-year period.
More than 25,000 collision claims paid out in each of the designated three-year periods.
Claims data limited to collisions for which there was a payout. ·
Survey data ranks frequency of crashes, not severity of crash.
The three safest places to drive in Ontario are: St. Thomas, Bellville and Chatham. The three most accident-prone communities are: Maple, Ajax and Thornhill.