Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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50. New York
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 4.47
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 873 (15th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 29.0% (3rd lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 44.0% (18th lowest)

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49. Massachusetts
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 5.17
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 357 (19th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 44.0% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 4.0% (the lowest)

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48. Rhode Island
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 5.58
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 59 (the fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 50.0% (17th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 20.0% (4th lowest)

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47. New Jersey
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 6.34
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 565 (24th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 44.0% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 14.0% (3rd lowest)

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46. Minnesota
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 6.81
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 382 (20th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 29.0% (3rd lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 59.0% (24th highest)

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