Report: Valley neighbor has some of the best drivers

Akron made the top 50 for the best drivers in the nation.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) –  Allstate’s America’s Best Driver’s report is out and our neighbors to the west made the top 50 for the safest cities in which to drive.

Akron comes in at 32 followed by Dayton at 38 and Toledo at 51. Cleveland made the list at 68 and Cincinnati came in at 168.

Complete list of cities with the safest drivers

The annual ranking identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities have the safest drivers.

The report comes ahead of the Fourth of July holiday where people are expected to travel in record numbers this year.

The 4th is deemed as one of the deadliest travel days, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Distracted driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are contributing factors. In fact, intoxication is the number one cause for fatal crashes over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

“The personal rule I live by for safety is I will not touch a mobile device if the wheels are turning on my car, “ said Glenn Shapiro, Allstate Insurance.

Nationwide, 42.9 million people are expected to travel during the holiday weekend, up 1.3% from the record high that was set in 2007 and tied last year, according to auto club AAA.

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