Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Louisiana
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10. Louisiana
> Road deaths per 100,000:
15.9 (17th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 737 (17th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 84% (tied-17th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 51% (tied-24th lowest)

 

South Dakota
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9. South Dakota
> Road deaths per 100,000:
15.9 (9th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 136 (9th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 69% (the lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 33 (tied-24th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 85% (5th highest)

Alabama
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8. Alabama
> Road deaths per 100,000:
16.9 (13th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 820 (13th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 96% (4th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 66% (tied-20th highest)

 

Charleston, South Carolina
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7. South Carolina
> Road deaths per 100,000:
17.1 (12th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 824 (12th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 90% (tied-18th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 140 (6th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 82% (7th highest)

Oklahoma
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6. Oklahoma
> Road deaths per 100,000:
17.3 (20th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 669 (20th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 86% (tied-24th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 90 (11th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 70% (tied-17th highest)

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