Just How Likely Are You to Die in an Auto Accident in NoDak? VERY!
You wear seat belts and you drive safe! Right? You want to arrive alive. Thrillist published a list of the states you're most likely to die in as a result of a car accident, and North Dakota ranks in the top 3! I think there is the opinion that Bismarck has some of the worst drivers in the nation. From people not merging to a total disregard for traffic signals and signs. Not to mention the additional traffic the state has due to the oil industry. The fright and 18 wheeler trucks buzzin through the state makes driving more hazardous in comparison to other states in the country.
Thrillist looked at several indicators to come up with this list.
To get an overarching look at how deadly the roads are in all 50 states, plus DC, we combined government data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration. (Check out the table at the end to see the raw numbers for yourself.) Here's every state, ranked by how likely you are to be killed in a car crash, plus some other terrifying factoids.
Here are the top states-
- Montana- you have a 1 in 4,433 chances of dying in a car crash and a 1 in 2,303 chance of being involved in a crash. In 2013 Montana has 229 total deaths from car crashes.
- Mississippi- you have a 1 in 2,516 chance of being involved in a fatal fender bender and a 1 in 4,880 chance of being involved in an accident. The total number of deaths in 2013 was 613.
- North Dakota- here the our home state you have a 1 in 4,888 chance of being involved in a auto crash and a 1 in 2,436 chance of being killed in that crash. The total number of crash deaths in 2013 was 148.
You can see the complete list here.
The safest state to drive in is Washington DC.