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Report: Wichita Among Safest Cities For Drivers

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A new report ranks Wichita as one of the top 10 safest cities for drivers in the U.S.

The report is offered as a safety reminder as millions take to the road this holiday weekend. Insurance experts say July 4th is the deadliest day of the year for drivers.

The "Allstate America’s Best Drivers" report measures vehicle collision frequency in the 200 largest cities in the country. The data shows the average driver in Wichita experiences an auto collision every 12.5 years, which is 20 percent less often than the national average of every 10 years.

Wichita ranked as the 8th safest driving city, followed by Olathe, Kansas. Brownsville, Texas, ranked at the top.

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, July 4th is the deadliest day of the year on average for drivers. IIHS President Adrian Lund said in a release that "if everyone buckles up, avoids distractions, and doesn’t drink and drive, July 4th and every day on the road will be a lot safer."

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter@Eckels.

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