States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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20. Arizona
> Road deaths per 100,000: 13.9
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 962 (14th most)
> Seat belt use: 88%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Independence Day (13 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 35%

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19. North Carolina
> Road deaths per 100,000: 14.3
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 1,450 (5th most)
> Seat belt use: 92%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Columbus Day (21 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 62%

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18. West Virginia
> Road deaths per 100,000: 14.7
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 269 (14th least)
> Seat belt use: 87%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Independence Day (6 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 63%

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17. Kansas
> Road deaths per 100,000: 14.8
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 429 (22nd least)
> Seat belt use: 87%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Labor Day (7 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 67%

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16. North Dakota
> Road deaths per 100,000: 14.9
> 2016 roadway fatalities: 113 (5th least)
> Seat belt use: 83%
> Deadliest holiday in 2016: Columbus Day (3 fatal crashes)
> Fatal crashes on rural roads: 94%