Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2000

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2000

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 State  Traffic fatalities  Licensed drivers (thousands)  Registered vehicles (thousands)  Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) Fatality rate per
100,000 licensed drivers 100,000 registered vehicles 100 million vehicle-miles traveled
Alabama 995 3,521 4,015 56,534 28.3 24.8 1.8
Alaska 103 465 611 4,613 22.2 16.9 2.2
Arizona 1,036 3,434 3,960 49,768 30.2 26.2 2.1
Arkansas 652 1,948 1,865 29,167 33.5 35.0 2.2
California 3,753 21,244 28,146 306,649 17.7 13.3 1.2
Colorado 681 3,107 3,724 41,771 21.9 18.3 1.6
Connecticut 342 2,653 2,907 30,756 12.9 11.8 1.1
Delaware 123 557 641 8,240 22.1 19.2 1.5
District of Columbia 49 348 244 3,498 14.1 20.1 1.4
Florida 2,999 12,853 12,036 152,136 23.3 24.9 2.0
Georgia 1,541 5,550 7,243 105,010 27.8 21.3 1.5
Hawaii 131 769 758 8,543 17.0 17.3 1.5
Idaho 276 884 1,220 13,534 31.2 22.6 2.0
Illinois 1,418 7,961 9,168 102,866 17.8 15.5 1.4
Indiana 875 3,976 5,689 70,862 22.0 15.4 1.2
Iowa 445 1,953 3,233 29,433 22.8 13.8 1.5
Kansas 461 1,908 2,346 28,130 24.2 19.7 1.6
Kentucky 820 2,694 2,870 46,803 30.4 28.6 1.8
Louisiana 937 2,759 3,605 40,849 34.0 26.0 2.3
Maine 169 920 1,053 14,190 18.4 16.1 1.2
Maryland 588 3,382 3,897 50,174 17.4 15.1 1.2
Massachusetts 433 4,490 5,372 52,796 9.6 8.1 0.8
Michigan 1,382 6,925 8,619 97,792 20.0 16.0 1.4
Minnesota 625 2,941 4,773 52,601 21.3 13.1 1.2
Mississippi 949 2,008 2,321 35,536 47.3 40.9 2.7
Missouri 1,157 3,856 4,641 67,083 30.0 24.9 1.7
Montana 237 679 1,053 9,882 34.9 22.5 2.4
Nebraska 276 1,195 1,640 18,081 23.1 16.8 1.5
Nevada 323 1,371 1,245 17,639 23.6 25.9 1.8
New Hampshire 126 930 1,100 12,021 13.6 11.5 1.0
New Jersey 731 5,655 6,502 67,446 12.9 11.2 1.1
New Mexico 430 1,239 1,557 22,760 34.7 27.6 1.9
New York 1,458 10,871 10,342 129,057 13.4 14.1 1.1
North Carolina 1,472 5,690 6,305 89,504 25.9 23.3 1.6
North Dakota 86 459 711 7,217 18.7 12.1 1.2
Ohio 1,351 8,206 10,722 105,898 16.5 12.6 1.3
Oklahoma 652 2,295 3,072 43,355 28.4 21.2 1.5
Oregon 451 2,495 3,091 35,010 18.1 14.6 1.3
Pennsylvania 1,520 8,229 9,476 102,337 18.5 16.0 1.5
Rhode Island 80 654 779 8,359 12.2 10.3 1.0
South Carolina 1,065 2,843 3,146 45,538 37.5 33.9 2.3
South Dakota 173 544 822 8,432 31.8 21.0 2.1
Tennessee 1,306 4,251 4,891 65,732 30.7 26.7 2.0
Texas 3,769 13,462 14,257 220,064 28.0 26.4 1.7
Utah 373 1,463 1,656 22,597 25.5 22.5 1.7
Vermont 79 506 537 6,811 15.6 14.7 1.2
Virginia 930 4,837 6,107 74,801 19.2 15.2 1.2
Washington 632 4,155 5,235 53,330 15.2 12.1 1.2
West Virginia 410 1,347 1,468 19,242 30.4 27.9 2.1
Wisconsin 799 3,770 4,545 57,266 21.2 17.6 1.4
Wyoming 152 371 605 8,090 41.0 25.1 1.9
United States 41,821 190,625 217,028 2,749,803 21.9 19.3 1.5

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2000.pdf as of Jan. 4, 2002; U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/ohimstat.htm as of Dec. 6, 2001.