Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Minnesota
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45. Minnesota
> Road deaths per 100,000:
6.6 (21st lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 361 (21st lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 95% (tied-5th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 55 (19th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 73% (16th highest)

 

Hawaii road
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44. Hawaii
> Road deaths per 100,000:
6.7 (tied-5th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 95 (tied-5th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 94% (tied-7th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 32% (8th lowest)

Hartford, Connecticut 2
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43. Connecticut
> Road deaths per 100,000:
6.9 (14th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 248 (14th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 85% (tied-21st lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 24% (5th lowest)

 

Vermont
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42. Vermont
> Road deaths per 100,000:
7.0 (the lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 44 (the lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 84% (tied-17th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 5 (16th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 84% (6th highest)

Chicago, Illinois
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41. Illinois
> Road deaths per 100,000:
7.2 (10th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 924 (10th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 94% (tied-7th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 145 (5th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 45% (15th lowest)