Special Report

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States to Drive

Kansas freeway
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15. Kansas
> Road deaths per 100,000:
13.3 (23rd lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 385 (23rd lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 86% (tied-24th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 77% (tied-12th highest)

 

Gaitlinburg, Tennessee night driving
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14. Tennessee
> Road deaths per 100,000:
14.7 (9th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 962 (9th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 88% (tied-21st highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 47% (tied-18th lowest)

Wheeling, West Virginia
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13. West Virginia
> Road deaths per 100,000:
14.7 (16th lowest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 272 (16th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 88% (tied-21st highest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 42 (tied-22nd highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 75% (15th highest)

 

Kentucky
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12. Kentucky
> Road deaths per 100,000:
15.2 (19th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 672 (19th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 86% (tied-24th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 96 (10th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 77% (tied-12th highest)

Arkansas
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11. Arkansas
> Road deaths per 100,000:
15.7 (25th highest)
> Total roadway fatalities in 2014: 466 (25th highest)
> Pct. of residents using seat belts: 74% (tied-4th lowest)
> Pct. of drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 75 (15th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 76% (14th highest)

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