Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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40. Utah
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 8.35
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 264 (14th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 44.0% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 43.0% (14th lowest)

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39. Ohio
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 9.16
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 1,071 (7th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 47.0% (24th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 45.0% (20th lowest)

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38. California
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 9.23
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 3,651 (the most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 30.0% (5th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 42.0% (13th lowest)

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37. Maine
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 9.49
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 127 (8th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 50.0% (17th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 81.0% (6th highest)

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36. Virginia
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 9.59
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 817 (17th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 58.0% (8th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 63.0% (17th highest)

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