Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Roads

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15. South Dakota
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 14.62
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 129 (9th fewest)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 72.0% (the highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 89.0% (3rd highest)

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14. Missouri
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 14.97
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 917 (14th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 58.0% (8th highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 58.0% (25th highest)

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13. Tennessee
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 15.47
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 1,047 (9th most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 46.0% (25th lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 45.0% (20th lowest)

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12. Florida
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 15.61
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 3,325 (3rd most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 44.0% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 44.0% (18th lowest)

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11. Oklahoma
> Motor vehicle fatalities per 100,000: 15.90
> 2018 motor vehicle fatalities: 627 (21st most)
> Pct. fatalities not wearing seat belt: 48.0% (21st highest)
> Pct. of fatal crashes on rural roads: 62.0% (20th highest)

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