Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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40. Virginia
> Road deaths per 100,000: 9.0
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 760 (18th most)
> Seat belt use: 79%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Christmas (12 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 63%

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39. Utah
> Road deaths per 100,000: 9.2
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 281 (15th least)
> Seat belt use: 88%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Independence Day (5 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 43%

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38. California
> Road deaths per 100,000: 9.2
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 3,623 (2nd most)
> Seat belt use: 97%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (39 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 42%

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37. Pennsylvania
> Road deaths per 100,000: 9.3
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 1,188 (6th most)
> Seat belt use: 85%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Labor Day (16 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 54%

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36. Ohio
> Road deaths per 100,000: 9.7
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 1,132 (7th most)
> Seat belt use: 84%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Labor Day (14 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 45%

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