States With the Safest Drivers

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15. Oklahoma
> Phone use rate: 39.7% of trips (16th highest)
> Speeding rate: 26.5% of trips (8th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.35 (12th most)
> Seat belt use: 85% of trips (tied — 16th lowest)

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14. Arkansas
> Phone use rate: 38.9% of trips (19th highest)
> Speeding rate: 30.5% of trips (15th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.52 (5th most)
> Seat belt use: 78% of trips (5th lowest)

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13. Utah
> Phone use rate: 33.3% of trips (8th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 29.4% of trips (13th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 0.93 (13th fewest)
> Seat belt use: 87% of trips (tied — 24th highest)

12. Missouri
> Phone use rate: 40.5% of trips (12th highest)
> Speeding rate: 30.2% of trips (14th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.21 (24th most)
> Seat belt use: 80% of trips (tied — 6th lowest)

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11. Oregon
> Phone use rate: 29.3% of trips (3rd lowest)
> Speeding rate: 26.6% of trips (10th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.24 (21st most)
> Seat belt use: 96% of trips (3rd highest)