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U.S. States with the Most Traffic Fatalities

Name the states that have the most traffic fatalities per capita.
Rate = annual deaths per 100,000 residents.
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Last updated: October 16, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 29, 2019
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State
23.1
Mississippi
21.2
Wyoming
19.7
South Carolina
19.4
Alabama
18.2
New Mexico
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State
17.7
Montana
17.6
Kentucky
16.7
West Virginia
16.7
Oklahoma
16.4
Arkansas
12 Comments
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Level 81
Oct 16, 2019
Not much rhyme or reason to this, is there?
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Level 89
Oct 16, 2019
It's the usual suspects from a lot of other quizzes. Also, rural states with windy roads and long distances to travel have higher per capita rates than traffic clogged, slow moving areas.
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Level 82
Dec 16, 2019
Rural states with low population density and less money for infrastructure.
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Level ∞
Mar 2, 2023
Places where people more miles, especially on roads with higher speed limits.
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Level 69
Oct 21, 2019
Did you get this idea from my one live quiz, or do great minds think alike?
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Level 89
Oct 21, 2019
You know how the news will jump on statistics like something needs to be done now?

"Our state leads the nation in [some negative thing]."

"State in bottom 10 nationally for [something positive]."

Do they just give up and report other stuff that's actual news to them in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia?

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Level 67
Dec 16, 2019
It really is amazing that Mississippi appears to be at the top of every list for which you don't want to be at the top. Even this one, where no particular reason comes to mind why Mississippi should be ahead of the others. It has five times Wyoming's population and still comes out worse on a per capita basis. The government there must really have its priorities out of order.
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Level 84
Dec 16, 2019
I guess in Mississippi, driving is considered a contact sport.
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Level 60
Dec 17, 2019
anyone check the speed limits compared to the national average in these states? I am pretty sure places in Wyoming and New Mexico have no or very high limits.

Raising the speed limit 10 mph in other states led to an increase of more than 15% in yearly traffic fatalities.

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Level 65
May 2, 2023
Seriously? For a quiz with 10 answers, I think that only 1 minute is not enough.
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Level 76
May 24, 2023
Bruh fr there isn't even a good pattern for this quiz
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Level 69
Mar 7, 2024
Absolutely every US statistic:

Least place: West Virginia

Then Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama

Then Louisiana, New Mexico, South Carolina

Then Kentucky, Wyoming, Missouri

Then Oklahoma, Indiana, Georgia

Then the middle part

On top: Massachusetts.