Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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5. New Mexico
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 18.47
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 387 (21st fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 51.0% (14th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 56.0% (24th lowest)

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4. Wyoming
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 19.21
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 111 (6th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 68.0% (3rd highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 81.0% (6th highest)

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3. Alabama
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 19.39
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 948 (13th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 54.0% (11th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 62.0% (20th highest)

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2. South Carolina
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 20.34
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 1,034 (10th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 50.0% (17th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 60.0% (23rd highest)

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1. Mississippi
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 21.20
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 633 (20th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 55.0% (10th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 98.0% (the highest)

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