Minneapolis gets low ranking in America's best drivers list

The ranking included the 200 largest cities in the U.S.
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As Minnesotans, we're pretty confident that we can drive with the best of 'em, all that experience driving through big snowstorms and whatnot. 

But apparently all of our winter driving experience plays into a surprisingly low ranking in Allstate's best drivers in America report, which ranks Minneapolis 127th among the 200 largest cities in the country. 

The average driver in Minneapolis goes 7.7 years between auto insurance claims, which is tied with cities like Memphis and Chicago, but ranks well below the best of the best. 

The top five, with average years between claims in parenthesis: 

  1. Brownsville, Texas (13.6)
  2. Kansas City, Kansas (13.1)
  3. Boise, Idaho (12.2)
  4. Huntsville, Alabama (11.9)
  5. Madison, Wisconsin (11.8)

The national average is one claim every 10 years or so, and yes, a we got beat by multiple Wisconsin cities. 

Minneapolis' likelihood to file an auto insurance claim is 29.8 percent higher than the national average. 

The three worst in the ranking are Washington, D.C., Boston and Baltimore, all of which have drivers filing an auto claim once about every four years. 

Note: the rankings are based on data collected in 2015-16. 

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