Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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45. Washington
> Road deaths per 100,000: 7.4
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 537 (25th least)
> Seat belt use: 95%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: President’s Day (5 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 44%

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44. Connecticut
> Road deaths per 100,000: 8.2
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 293 (16th least)
> Seat belt use: 89%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Christmas (5 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 13%

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43. Maryland
> Road deaths per 100,000: 8.4
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 505 (24th least)
> Seat belt use: 91%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Christmas (13 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 21%

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42. Hawaii
> Road deaths per 100,000: 8.4
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 120 (8th least)
> Seat belt use: 95%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Independence Day (6 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 21%

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41. Illinois
> Road deaths per 100,000: 8.5
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 1,082 (8th most)
> Seat belt use: 93%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Labor Day (20 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 40%

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