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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
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
17.7
Montana
17.6
Kentucky
16.7
West Virginia
16.7
Oklahoma
16.4
Arkansas
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level 71
Oct 16, 2019
Not much rhyme or reason to this, is there?
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level 73
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 65
Oct 21, 2019
Did you get this idea from my one live quiz, or do great minds think alike?
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level 73
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?