Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Utah
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35. Utah
> Road deaths per 100,000:
8.7 (15th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 256 (15th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 83% (14th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 19 (tied-20th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 49% (tied-20th lowest)

 

Welcome to Wisconsin
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34. Wisconsin
> Road deaths per 100,000:
8.8 (23rd highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 507 (23rd highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 85% (tied-21st lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 88 (12th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 67% (19th highest)

Oregon
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33. Oregon
> Road deaths per 100,000:
9.0 (20th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 357 (20th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 98% (the highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 57 (18th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 66% (tied-20th highest)

 

Welcome to Colorado
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32. Colorado
> Road deaths per 100,000:
9.1 (24th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 488 (24th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 82% (13th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 81 (13th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 47% (tied-18th lowest)

Michigan winter driving
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31. Michigan
> Road deaths per 100,000:
9.1 (11th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 901 (11th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 93% (tied-10th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 42% (14th lowest)