States With the Safest Drivers

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35. South Carolina
> Phone use rate: 42.3% of trips (5th highest)
> Speeding rate: 38.1% of trips (21st highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.89 (the most)
> Seat belt use: 92% of trips (tied — 13th highest)

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34. Indiana
> Phone use rate: 40.7% of trips (8th highest)
> Speeding rate: 39.3% of trips (16th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.04 (20th fewest)
> Seat belt use: 92% of trips (tied — 13th highest)

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33. Georgia
> Phone use rate: 40.9% of trips (7th highest)
> Speeding rate: 38.4% of trips (19th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.21 (24th most)
> Seat belt use: 97% of trips (tied — the highest)

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32. Alabama
> Phone use rate: 41.7% of trips (6th highest)
> Speeding rate: 43.5% of trips (10th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.26 (18th most)
> Seat belt use: 93% of trips (tied — 7th highest)

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31. Tennessee
> Phone use rate: 43.9% of trips (3rd highest)
> Speeding rate: 37.8 (22nd highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.25 (19th most)
> Seat belt use: 86 (tied — 19th lowest)