Best and Worst States for Drunk Driving

Posted by Trent Wilson on 5th Jul 2018

This article was forwarded me by Joseph Keller.  Traffic is dangerous enough without throwing booze into the mix.

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Ranking, Worst to BestStateNo. of fatalitiesRate (of all total traffic deaths)Increase/Decrease from last year
1Wyoming560.38%16.7% increase
2North Dakota500.38%9.1% decrease
3South Dakota430.33%2.3% decrease
4Montana750.34%2.7% increase
5South Carolina3010.31%9.1% decrease
6Mississippi1750.26%1.7% increase
7New Mexico980.33%16.2% decrease
8Kentucky1920.25%12.3% increase
9Maine520.33%40.5% increase
10Arkansas1490.28%9.6% increase
11Idaho700.32%32.1% increase
12Texas13230.38%8.5% decrease
13Louisiana2450.34%8% decrease
14Wisconsin1890.33%14.5% increase
15North Carolina4110.30%13.2% increase
16Alabama2470.29%6.8% decrease
17Arizona2720.31%36% increase
18Oklahoma1700.27%9% increase
19Tennessee2520.26%7.7% decrease
20Alaska230.36%4.5% increase
21Colorado1510.28%5.6% decrease
22Missouri2240.26%9.3% increase
23Nebraska650.26%8.3% increase
24Oregon1550.35%56.5% increase
25Nevada970.30%4.3% increase
26Pennsylvania3640.30%4.3% increase
27West Virginia710.27%15.5% decrease
28Florida7970.27%14.8% increase
29Hawaii330.35%10% increase
30Iowa780.24%14.3% decrease
31Ohio3130.28%3.6% increase
32California9140.29%4.3% increase
33Delaware410.33%21.2% decrease
34Michigan2670.28%25.9% increase
35Vermont150.27%87.5% increase
36New Hampshire330.29%13.8% increase
37Minnesota1150.28%6.5% increase
38Maryland1590.31%22.3% increase
39Connecticut1030.39%6.2% increase
40Georgia3660.26%31.2% increase
41Kansas840.24%22.2% decrease
42Washington1480.26%12.1% increase
43Indiana1780.22%11.3% increase
44Virginia2080.28%3.7% decrease
45Rhode Island190.43%11.8% increase
46Utah430.16%24.6% decrease
47New Jersey1110.20%31.1% decrease
48Illinois3070.31%1.7% increase
49Massachusetts960.31%32.9% decrease
50New York3110.28%0.3% decrease