Montana Roads 6th Most Dangerous In U.S.
Using 2018 motor vehicle fatality data from the National Safety Council, 247WallSt.com ranked America's safest and most dangerous states to drive in.
The chances of dying in a car crash depend on a variety of conditions including state speed limits, weather, drunk driving rates and seat belt use. Montana ranked 6th in the country with 17.13 deaths per 100,000 people and had the 4th highest percentage of deaths due to people not wearing their seat belt.
Fatal accidents are much more likely to occur in sparsely populated areas where speeds tend to be faster than in urban areas where speeds are slower. This fact likely helps explain why states like New Jersey and Rhode Island, which are two of the most densely-populated U.S. states, have among the fewest motor vehicle fatalities per capita, and why rural states like Montana and Wyoming have among the highest death rates. -24/7 Wall St.
The Top 5 States with the Most Dangerous Roads:
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
The Top 5 States with the Safest Roads:
- New York
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey