Special Report

The States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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20. Idaho
> Road deaths per 100,000: 13.1
> 2015 roadway fatalities: 216 (11th lowest)
> Seat belt use: 81% (tied-11th lowest)
> Drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 32% (tied-15th highest)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 75% (10th highest)

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19. Delaware
> Road deaths per 100,000: 13.3
> 2015 roadway fatalities: 126 (6th lowest)
> Seat belt use: 90% (tied-19th highest)
> Drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 42% (tied-4th highest)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 52% (23rd lowest)

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18. North Carolina
> Road deaths per 100,000: 13.7
> 2015 roadway fatalities: 1,379 (5th highest)
> Seat belt use: 90% (tied-19th highest)
> Drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 28% (tied-11th lowest)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 66% (18th highest)

Georgia
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17. Georgia
> Road deaths per 100,000: 14.0
> 2015 roadway fatalities: 1,430 (4th highest)
> Seat belt use: 97% (tied-highest)
> Drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: N/A
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 39% (tied-10th lowest)

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16. Missouri
> Road deaths per 100,000: 14.3
> 2015 roadway fatalities: 869 (14th highest)
> Seat belt use: 80% (tied-6th lowest)
> Drivers killed w/ BAC ≥ 0.08: 27% (10th lowest)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 57% (tied-24th lowest)