Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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50. Rhode Island
> Road deaths per 100,000: 4.8
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 51 (the least)
> Seat belt use: 88%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Martin Luther King’s Birthday (1 fatal crash)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 20%

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49. New York
> Road deaths per 100,000: 5.2
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 1,025 (12th most)
> Seat belt use: 92%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Labor Day (14 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 44%

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48. Massachusetts
> Road deaths per 100,000: 5.7
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 389 (18th least)
> Seat belt use: 78%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (8 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 4%

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47. New Jersey
> Road deaths per 100,000: 6.7
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 601 (24th most)
> Seat belt use: 93%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (15 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 14%

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46. Minnesota
> Road deaths per 100,000: 7.1
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 392 (19th least)
> Seat belt use: 93%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (6 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 59%

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