Driving Data – State Ranking Compilation

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  • We conduct intensive data studies to help keep driver’s like you informed
  • Some of our studies have over 25,000 data points
  • We’ve compiled the state rankings for all of our studies

Our studies include:

#1 – Deadliest Sidewalks

For this study, we consider two factors — total number of pedestrian deaths per 100,000 population and percentage of pedestrian deaths out of the total traffic fatalities.  The lower the ranking the more deadly the sidewalks for the state. The data is available here.

#2 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

To compile information for this study, we collected data from the last five years in the following categories:

  • Interstate Speeding Fatalities per Mile of Interstate
  • Percent of Drivers without Seatbelts
  • Highway Bridges Rated Obsolete or Deficient
  • Highway Deaths per 1,000 Highway Miles Traveled
  • Federal Funding
  • IIHS Death Rates

The lower the score equals safer highways, whereas higher scores equal more dangerous highways. The data is available here.

#3 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

We reviewed these five categories and weighted them to compile a Total Score:

  • Cost per Fatality by State – Drunk Driving Fatalities per 1,000,000 Population and Taxpayer Subsidy per Drunk Driving Fatality by State
  • Drunk Driving – Percentage of Fatal Crashes that Involved Alcohol
  • DUI Arrests – Arrests of Minors and Adults that were Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) related per 1,000,000 Population
  • DUI Penalties – State Penalties for 1st-time DUI Offenders and Repeat DUI Offenders ranked against the Nation’s Average Penalties
  • Laws/Statutes – Percentage of Drunk Driving Fatalities by State per State’s amount of Drunk Driving Laws and Statutes

The most dangerous states have the lowest score. The data is available here.

#4 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

We researched how each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia rank for the “Most Traveled States for Vacation” using three categories to build a final score from internet search values: (1) Search Index Ranking, (2) Miles and Population Ranking, and (3) Doers vs. Dreamers Ranking.

A low ranking means your state is a doer, whereas a high ranking means your state is a dreamer. The data is available here.

#5 – Worst Drivers By State

The rankings for this study are based on statistics made available to the public by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each state is ranked according to the following categories:

  • Fatalities Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
  • Failure to Obey (Percentage of Fatal Crashes that involved Traffic Signals, Not Wearing Seat Belts, and Driving with an Invalid Driver’s License)
  • Drunk Driving (Percentage of Fatal Crashes that Involved Alcohol)
  • Speeding (Percentage of Driving Fatalities that were Speed-Related)
  • Careless Driving (Pedestrian & Bicyclist Fatalities per 100,000 Population)

These categories and their ranking are finalized into a Total Score. The worst states receive the lowest scores. The data is available here.

Alabama

#19 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#17 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#39 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#7 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#11 – Worst Drivers By State

Alaska

#14 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#47 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#41 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#40 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#26 – Worst Drivers By State

Arizona

#8 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#2 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#12 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#40 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#2 – Worst Drivers By State

Arkansas

#36 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#17 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#20 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#9 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#27 – Worst Drivers By State

California

#7 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#25 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#32 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#39 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#18 – Worst Drivers By State

Colorado

#35 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#14 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#14 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#35 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#15 – Worst Drivers By State

Connecticut

#25 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#23 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#34 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#22 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#32 – Worst Drivers By State

Delaware

#1 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#45 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#51 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#24 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#9 – Worst Drivers By State

Florida

#2 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#10 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#49 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#24 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#23 – Worst Drivers By State

Georgia

#17 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#39 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#47 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#19 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#39 – Worst Drivers By State

Hawaii

#9 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#27 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#1 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#40 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#16 – Worst Drivers By State

Idaho

#51 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#20 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#8 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#28 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#30 – Worst Drivers By State

Illinois

#29 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#36 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#43 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#44 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#23 – Worst Drivers By State

Indiana

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#30 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#37 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#50 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#5 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#31 – Worst Drivers By State

Iowa

#45 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#50 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#46 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#21 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#51 – Worst Drivers By State

Kansas

#47 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#27 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#44 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#24 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#26 – Worst Drivers By State

Kentucky

#34 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#16 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#32 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#14 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#21 – Worst Drivers By State

Louisiana

#11 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#1 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#23 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#27 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#3 – Worst Drivers By State

Maine

#30 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#42 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#10 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#12 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#12 – Worst Drivers By State

Maryland

#17 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#34 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#22 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#32 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#41 – Worst Drivers By State

Massachusetts

#22 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#7 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#27 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#37 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#45 – Worst Drivers By State

Michigan

#15 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#29 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#19 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#33 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#42 – Worst Drivers By State

Minnesota

#43 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#51 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#31 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#23 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#50 – Worst Drivers By State

Mississippi

#23 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#13 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#29 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#10 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#13 – Worst Drivers By State

Missouri

#23 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#21 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#7 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#6 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#19 – Worst Drivers By State

Montana

#40 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#11 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#5 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#7 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#1 – Worst Drivers By State

Nebraska

#41 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#47 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#26 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#20 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#40 – Worst Drivers By State

Nevada

#4 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#43 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#18 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#46 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#5 – Worst Drivers By State

New Hampshire

#48 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#9 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#35 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#31 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#35 – Worst Drivers By State

New Jersey

#4 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#30 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#30 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#38 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#48 – Worst Drivers By State

New Mexico

#4 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#34 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#24 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#3 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#7 – Worst Drivers By State

New York

#10 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#33 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#37 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#51 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#32 – Worst Drivers By State

North Carolina

#19 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#6 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#17 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#15 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#8 – Worst Drivers By State

North Dakota

#46 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#44 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#3 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#1 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#10 – Worst Drivers By State

Ohio

#37 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#21 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#15 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#34 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#47 – Worst Drivers By State

Oklahoma

#26 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#15 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#28 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#4 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#17 – Worst Drivers By State

Oregon

#16 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#49 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#39 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#49 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#23 – Worst Drivers By State

Pennsylvania

#32 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#4 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#13 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#46 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#29 – Worst Drivers By State

Rhode Island

#33 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#38 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#4 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#48 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#14 – Worst Drivers By State

South Carolina

#11 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#3 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#11 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#28 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#6 – Worst Drivers By State

South Dakota

#50 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#30 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#5 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#16 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#36 – Worst Drivers By State

Tennessee

#28 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#26 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#25 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#13 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#28 – Worst Drivers By State

Texas

#11 (tied) – Deadliest Sidewalks

#11 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#15 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#44 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#4 – Worst Drivers By State

Utah

#21 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#23 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#48 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#30 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#44 – Worst Drivers By State

Vermont

#43 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#41 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#36 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#11 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#46 – Worst Drivers By State

Virginia

#38 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#17 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#45 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#36 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#48 – Worst Drivers By State

Washington

#27 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#40 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#20 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#40 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#36 – Worst Drivers By State

Washington DC

#3 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#32 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#42 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#50 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#32 – Worst Drivers By State

West Virginia

#41 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#5 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#38 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#16 (tied) – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#43 – Worst Drivers By State

Wisconsin

#38 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#46 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#2 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#16 (tied)– Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#20 – Worst Drivers By State

Wyoming

#48 – Deadliest Sidewalks

#8 – Most Dangerous Highways by State

#8 – Most Dangerous States for Drunk Driving

#2 – Is your state a travel doer or dreamer?

#21 – Worst Drivers By State

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