Where Does Arizona Rank of the List of Speed Related Deaths?

Well, we’re not number one.

The logic behind setting speed limits can be fuzzy at times, but the effects of driving beyond the posted speed limit are often black and white. We found enforcing stricter laws and regulations against speeding drivers is not likely to change their reckless behavior.

Defensive Driving

South Carolina, one of the most relaxed states in the U.S. for either speeding or reckless driving, had the highest number of speeding-related fatalities in 2017 with more than eight deaths per 100,000 residents. In contrast, New Mexico, one of the strictest states in the U.S. for speeding, ranked second overall for the number of deadly accidents caused by speeding.

And while Arizona (4.24 speeding-related deaths per 100,000 residents) was in the top 10 states for speed-related deaths, and Florida (1.43) was in the lowest 10 states for speed-related deaths, Florida is still considered one of the most dangerous states in the country for drivers.