States With the Safest Drivers

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30. New Mexico
> Phone use rate: 38.5% of trips (20th highest)
> Speeding rate: 33.2% of trips (22nd lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.09 (23rd fewest)
> Seat belt use: 93% of trips (tied — 7th highest)

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29. Virginia
> Phone use rate: 40.4% of trips (14th highest)
> Speeding rate: 37.7% of trips (23rd highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 0.91 (12th fewest)
> Seat belt use: 81% of trips (tied — 11th lowest)

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28. West Virginia
> Phone use rate: 35.4% of trips (18th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 38.8% of trips (17th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.35 (12th most)
> Seat belt use: 89% of trips (tied — 21st highest)

27. North Carolina
> Phone use rate: 39.9% of trips (15th highest)
> Speeding rate: 35.2% of trips (25th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.23 (22nd most)
> Seat belt use: 90% of trips (tied — 19th highest)

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26. Mississippi
> Phone use rate: 46.1% of trips (the highest)
> Speeding rate: 35.3% of trips (24th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.70 (3rd most)
> Seat belt use: 80% of trips (tied — 6th lowest)