This Is the Most Dangerous State for Drivers
Montana comes in as the riskiest
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2015 1:00 PM CST
A road winds through the rural countryside of Glacier County, Montana   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Lots of two-lane rural roads and an apparent resistance to using seat belts combine to make Montana the most dangerous state for drivers, reports 24/7 Wall St. The state had 229 fatalities in 2013, for a national high 22.6 road deaths per 100,000 residents. One leading theory is that 74% of drivers there buckle up, compared with the national average of 87%. The top 10 most dangerous states for drivers:

  1. Montana, 22.6 per 100,000
  2. North Dakota, 20.5
  3. Mississippi, 20.5
  4. West Virginia, 17.9
  5. Oklahoma, 17.6
  6. Alabama, 17.6
  7. Arkansas, 16.3
  8. South Carolina, 16.1
  9. South Dakota, 16.0
  10. Tennessee, 15.3
Click for the full list, which includes Massachusetts (4.6) as the very safest.

 

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