Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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35. Vermont
> Road deaths per 100,000: 9.9
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 62 (2nd least)
> Seat belt use: 80%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (3 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 84%

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34. New Hampshire
> Road deaths per 100,000: 10.2
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 136 (9th least)
> Seat belt use: 70%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Columbus Day (6 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 55%

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33. Wisconsin
> Road deaths per 100,000: 10.5
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 607 (23rd most)
> Seat belt use: 88%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Columbus Day (11 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 67%

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32. Michigan
> Road deaths per 100,000: 10.7
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 1,064 (9th most)
> Seat belt use: 95%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Independence Day (13 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 40%

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31. Colorado
> Road deaths per 100,000: 11.0
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 608 (22nd most)
> Seat belt use: 84%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Labor Day (14 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 44%

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