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Most Dangerous States to Drive In

rescue workers and authorities work at the scene of a multiple-vehicle accident on interstate 44 in oklahoma
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By    |   Monday, 13 May 2019 01:20 PM

Each day thousands of Americans hop into their vehicles and drive to work, to the grocery store, or to wherever they need to be. A Gallup poll found at least 83% of U.S. adults regularly drive their cars several times a week, although nearly half say they only enjoying being behind the week for "a moderate amount" of time.

How dangerous that car trip is depends on where you live. Safer America noted there were 34,439 police-reported fatal car accidents in 2016 alone, according to the most recent data.

Stacker analyzed statistics released by the Federal Highway Administration's 2017 Highway Statistics Report which ranked fatalities per billion miles traveled in the U.S. The data was sorted according to urban and rural roads then compared to a national average, taking into account factors such as driving conditions, and major events for each state.

After crunching the numbers, Stacker came up with its list of the most and least dangerous states to drive in, as listed below.

Most Dangerous

10. Florida – with 14.22 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

9. Kansas – with 14.29 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

8. Alaska – with 14.31 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

7. Montana – with 14.71 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

6. Arizona – with 15.37 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

5. Louisiana – with 15.44 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

4. Kentucky – with 15.88 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

3. West Virginia – with 15.89 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

2. Mississippi – with 16.88 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

1. South Carolina – with 17.8 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

Least Dangerous

10. Washington – with 9.2 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

9. Maryland – with 9.16 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

8. Connecticut – with 8.83 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

7. Utah – with 8.67 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

6. Washington, D.C. – with 8.34 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

5. New York – with 8.07 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

4. New Jersey – with 8.05 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

3.New Hampshire – with 7.46 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

2. Minnesota – with 5.95 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

1. Massachusetts – with 5.59 fatalities per billion miles traveled.

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