Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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45. Washington
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 7.18
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 541 (25th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 33.0% (6th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 44.0% (18th lowest)

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44. Maryland
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 8.06
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 487 (24th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 39.0% (12th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 21.0% (6th lowest)

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43. Illinois
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 8.23
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 1,048 (8th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 38.0% (10th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 40.0% (12th lowest)

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42. Hawaii
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 8.24
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 117 (7th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 35.0% (7th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 21.0% (6th lowest)

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41. Connecticut
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 8.31
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 297 (16th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 37.0% (8th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 13.0% (2nd lowest)

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