Toronto, Ontario – Ontario drivers are improving slightly, based on the frequency of collisions, according to a new report from Allstate Insurance. The Ontario Safe Driving Study ranks Ontario communities based on the company’s data from 2007 to 2010.
According to the study, Belleville had the lowest frequency of car collisions in the province, while Brampton had the highest among the 50 communities surveyed. The communities with the highest frequency of collisions – Ajax, Maple and Thornhill – are all within a 45-minute drive of Toronto. Toronto itself ranked better than these nearby suburban communities.
Overall, Ontario drivers had a 2.2 per cent decrease in the frequency of collisions between the 2009 and the 2010 studies.
In the inaugural 2009 study, St. Thomas was ranked the safest driving community, but it dropped to fourth place in 2010. It also had a 33.8 per cent increase in the frequency of collisions, the largest increase of all ranked communities. The two most improved communities from the 2009 to the 2010 study were Guelph and Georgetown.