Special Report

States With the Safest Drivers

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5. Vermont
> Phone use rate: 27.2% of trips (the lowest)
> Speeding rate: 31.0% of trips (16th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 0.78 (5th fewest)
> Seat belt use: 86% of trips (tied — 19th lowest)

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4. South Dakota
> Phone use rate: 34.9% of trips (13th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 22.6% of trips (5th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.43 (8th most)
> Seat belt use: 74% of trips (tied — 2nd lowest)

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3. Alaska
> Phone use rate: 28.9% of trips (2nd lowest)
> Speeding rate: 19.7% of trips (2nd lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.29 (16th most)
> Seat belt use: 89% of trips (tied — 21st highest)

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2. Wyoming
> Phone use rate: 34.0% of trips (10th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 24.0% of trips (7th lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.51 (6th most)
> Seat belt use: 80% of trips (tied — 6th lowest)

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1. Montana
> Phone use rate: 35.0% of trips (14th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 16.8% of trips (the lowest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.81 (2nd most)
> Seat belt use: 77% of trips (tied — 4th lowest)

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