Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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10. Kentucky
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 16.14
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 721 (19th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 54.0% (11th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 73.0% (11th highest)

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9. Arkansas
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 16.23
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 489 (25th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 49.0% (20th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 66.0% (15th highest)

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8. West Virginia
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 16.34
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 295 (15th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 43.0% (17th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 63.0% (17th highest)

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7. Louisiana
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 16.67
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 777 (18th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 46.0% (25th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 49.0% (21st lowest)

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6. Montana
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 17.13
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 182 (11th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 64.0% (4th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 89.0% (3rd highest)

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