Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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30. Nevada
> Road deaths per 100,000: 11.2
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 328 (17th least)
> Seat belt use: 89%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (5 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 29%

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29. Alaska
> Road deaths per 100,000: 11.3
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 84 (3rd least)
> Seat belt use: 89%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Martin Luther King’s Birthday (2 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 63%

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28. Nebraska
> Road deaths per 100,000: 11.4
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 218 (12th least)
> Seat belt use: 83%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (3 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 76%

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27. Maine
> Road deaths per 100,000: 12.1
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 161 (10th least)
> Seat belt use: 86%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Independence Day (4 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 81%

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26. Oregon
> Road deaths per 100,000: 12.1
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 495 (23rd least)
> Seat belt use: 96%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Memorial Day (8 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 69%

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