Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

New Hampshire
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40. New Hampshire
> Road deaths per 100,000:
7.2 (tied-5th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 95 (tied-5th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 70% (2nd lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 19 (tied-20th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 51% (tied-24th lowest)

 

Towson, Maryland
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39. Maryland
> Road deaths per 100,000:
7.4 (24th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 442 (24th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 92% (tied-12th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 53 (21st highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 34% (9th lowest)

California driving
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38. California
> Road deaths per 100,000:
7.9 (2nd highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 3074 (2nd highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 97% (tied-2nd highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 359 (the highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 38% (tied-12th lowest)

 

Virginia

37. Virginia
> Road deaths per 100,000:
8.4 (18th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 703 (18th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 77% (tied-6th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 113 (8th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 65% (22nd highest)

Ohio

36. Ohio
> Road deaths per 100,000:
8.7 (8th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 1006 (8th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 85% (tied-21st lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 166 (4th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 49% (tied-20th lowest)

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