15 States with the Most Dangerous Drivers #8. Delaware: Too many careless drivers

Small as it is, Delaware has the highest number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities related to careless driving. They seem to be consistently bad, as well, since they’ve been in the top ten states with the most dangerous drivers every year since 2014. Make sure you know these 7 tricks to make yourself stop texting and driving.

15 States with the Most Dangerous Drivers # 9. North Carolina: Speed kills

After distracted driving, excessive speed is the second most dangerous factor for driving, according to Hamburger. Since North Carolina’s average state speed limit is high to begin with (70 mph), going much above that can get deadly very quickly. North Carolina ranks seventh highest in terms of speeding fatalities, earning it ninth worst overall.

15 States with the Most Dangerous Drivers # 10. North Dakota: Too many drunk drivers

Since 2013, North Dakota has consistently been among the ten most dangerous states for driving, and it always ranks worst or second worst in the number of drunk-driving fatalities (this year, it’s second only to Rhode Island). While North Dakotans tend to be more careful about avoiding pedestrians and bikers, nearly half of all traffic deaths there are alcohol-related.  

15 States with the Most Dangerous Drivers # 11. Alabama: Not paying attention

None of Alabama’s rankings are notably horrible. However, none of its rankings fill us with confidence about Alabama’s drivers either. Most notably, Alabama ranks tenth in careless-driving fatalities and 14th for failure-to-obey fatalities. At least it doesn’t crack the top 15 in terms of overall traffic fatalities; it ranks 18th. You’ll also want to check out the most dangerous roads in the … Read More

15 States with the Most Dangerous Drivers #13. Mississippi: Too many traffic fatalities in general

U.S. traffic fatalities are on the rise, but it turns out that some states shoulder more blame than others. Using data obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) for 2017, Car Insurance Comparison ranked all 50 states from most dangerous to least, based on: The fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled The number of fatalities resulting from the failure to obey … Read More

15 States with the Most Dangerous Drivers # 14 Rhode Island The most drunk-driving fatalities

U.S. traffic fatalities are on the rise, but it turns out that some states shoulder more blame than others. Using data obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) for 2017, Car Insurance Comparison ranked all 50 states from most dangerous to least, based on: The fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled The number of fatalities resulting from the failure to obey … Read More

15 States with the Most Dangerous Drivers # 15 California

California U.S. traffic fatalities are on the rise, but it turns out that some states shoulder more blame than others. Using data obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) for 2017, Car Insurance Comparison ranked all 50 states from most dangerous to least, based on: The fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled The number of fatalities resulting from the failure to … Read More

Phoenix’s Deadliest Highways

More than 200 people died in vehicle collisions on Maricopa County’s freeway system from 2013-15. That’s about one person every five days. National data shows Arizona yields more fatal accidents per mile of state highway than most states.   U.S. 60 — 26 fatal crashes Length of freeway (in Maricopa County): About 22 miles. Fatal accidents per mile of freeway (2013-15): 1.18. Deadliest section:  Just … Read More