Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Fargo, North Dakota 2
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5. North Dakota
> Road deaths per 100,000:
18.3 (8th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 135 (8th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 81% (12th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 33 (tied-24th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 86% (4th highest)

 

New Mexico
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4. New Mexico
> Road deaths per 100,000:
18.4 (22nd lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 383 (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 92% (tied-12th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 42 (tied-22nd highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 64% (tied-23rd highest)

Montana
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3. Montana
> Road deaths per 100,000:
18.8 (12th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 192 (12th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 74% (tied-4th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 54 (20th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 93% (the highest)

 

Welcome to Mississippi
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2. Mississippi
> Road deaths per 100,000:
20.3 (21st highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 607 (21st highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 78% (7th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 91% (2nd highest)

Wyoming
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1. Wyoming
> Road deaths per 100,000:
25.7 (10th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 150 (10th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 79% (tied-10th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 35 (tied-25th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 81% (tied-8th highest)