Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Florida
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20. Florida
> Road deaths per 100,000:
12.5 (3rd highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 2494 (3rd highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 89% (20th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 20% (4th lowest)

 

Missouri driving
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19. Missouri
> Road deaths per 100,000:
12.6 (15th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 766 (15th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 79% (tied-10th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 117 (7th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 61% (25th highest)

18. Delaware
> Road deaths per 100,000:
12.9 (6th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 121 (6th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 92% (tied-12th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 21 (21st lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 31% (tied-7th lowest)

 

Asheville, North Carolina
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17. North Carolina
> Road deaths per 100,000:
12.9 (4th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 1284 (4th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 91% (tied-15th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 192 (2nd highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 70% (tied-17th highest)

Houston, Texas 3
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16. Texas
> Road deaths per 100,000:
13.1 (the highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 3538 (the highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 91% (tied-15th highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 50% (21st lowest)