Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Massachusetts
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50. Massachusetts
> Road deaths per 100,000:
4.9 (19th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 328 (19th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 77% (tied-6th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 10% (the lowest)

 

Warwick, Rhode Island, Kent County
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49. Rhode Island
> Road deaths per 100,000:
4.9 (2nd lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 52 (2nd lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 87% (tied-25th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 7 (17th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 12% (2nd lowest)

New York
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48. New York
> Road deaths per 100,000:
5.3 (7th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 1039 (7th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 91% (tied-15th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 109 (9th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 38% (tied-12th lowest)

 

George Washington Bridge, New Jersey
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47. New Jersey
> Road deaths per 100,000:
6.2 (22nd highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 556 (22nd highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 88% (tied-21st highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 65 (16th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 14% (3rd lowest)

Seattle, Washington roads
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46. Washington
> Road deaths per 100,000:
6.5 (25th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 462 (25th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 95% (tied-5th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 64 (17th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 46% (16th lowest)