Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Philadelphia at night, Pennsylvania
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30. Pennsylvania
> Road deaths per 100,000:
9.3 (5th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 1195 (5th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 84% (tied-17th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 173 (3rd highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 51% (tied-24th lowest)

 

Maine
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29. Maine
> Road deaths per 100,000:
9.8 (7th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 131 (7th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 85% (tied-21st lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 22 (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 89% (3rd highest)

Alaska
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28. Alaska
> Road deaths per 100,000:
9.9 (3rd lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 73 (3rd lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 88% (tied-21st highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 10 (18th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 58% (25th lowest)

 

Nevada Welcome Sign
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27. Nevada
> Road deaths per 100,000:
10.2 (17th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 290 (17th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 94% (tied-7th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 35 (tied-25th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 31% (tied-7th lowest)

Iowa
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26. Iowa
> Road deaths per 100,000:
10.3 (18th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 321 (18th lowest)
> 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: 79% (tied-10th highest)