Special Report

States With the Safest Drivers

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50. Rhode Island
> Phone use rate: 37.9% of trips (22nd highest)
> Speeding rate: 56.7% of trips (the highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 0.57 (2nd fewest)
> Seat belt use: 87% of trips (tied — 24th highest)

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49. Connecticut
> Phone use rate: 31.1% of trips (6th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 53.3% of trips (2nd highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 0.84 (6th fewest)
> Seat belt use: 85% of trips (tied — 16th lowest)

48. Pennsylvania
> Phone use rate: 37.5% of trips (25th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 47.0% of trips (6th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 1.19 (25th fewest)
> Seat belt use: 83% of trips (14th lowest)

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47. New Jersey
> Phone use rate: 37.5% of trips (25th highest)
> Speeding rate: 43.8% of trips (9th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 0.75 (4th fewest)
> Seat belt use: 91% of trips (tied — 17th highest)

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46. Massachusetts
> Phone use rate: 35.2% of trips (17th lowest)
> Speeding rate: 44.5% of trips (8th highest)
> 2016 motor vehicle deaths per 100M miles: 0.52 (the fewest)
> Seat belt use: 74% of trips (tied — 2nd lowest)

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