Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates

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State 2003 traffic fatalities 2002 traffic fatalities Licensed drivers 2002 (thousands) Registered vehicles 2002 (thousands) Vehicle-miles traveled 2002 (millions) 2002 fatality rate per
100,000 licensed drivers 100,000 registered vehicles 100 million vehicle-miles traveled
Alabama 1,001 1,038 3,578 4,490 57,515 29.0 23.1 1.8
Alaska 95 89 480 639 4,896 18.5 13.9 1.8
Arizona 1,120 1,132 3,668 4,159 51,334 30.9 27.2 2.2
Arkansas 627 640 1,965 1,907 30,080 32.6 33.6 2.1
California 4,215 4,088 22,395 30,154 320,942 18.3 13.6 1.3
Colorado 632 743 3,166 2,152 43,545 23.5 34.5 1.7
Connecticut 294 325 2,672 2,977 31,205 12.2 10.9 1.0
Delaware 142 124 573 688 8,875 21.6 18.0 1.4
District of Columbia 67 47 309 239 3,547 15.2 19.7 1.3
Florida 3,169 3,136 12,744 14,309 178,367 24.6 21.9 1.8
Georgia 1,603 1,524 6,013 7,757 108,321 25.3 19.6 1.4
Hawaii 135 119 815 913 8,886 14.6 13.0 1.3
Idaho 293 264 907 1,429 14,167 29.1 18.5 1.9
Illinois 1,453 1,420 8,033 9,809 105,401 17.7 14.5 1.3
Indiana 834 792 4,221 5,800 72,523 18.8 13.7 1.1
Iowa 441 405 1,993 3,451 30,847 20.3 11.7 1.3
Kansas 471 507 1,935 2,390 28,443 26.2 21.2 1.8
Kentucky 928 915 2,773 3,649 46,841 33.0 25.1 2.0
Louisiana 894 907 3,168 3,714 43,295 28.6 24.4 2.1
Maine 207 216 949 999 14,727 22.8 21.6 1.5
Maryland 649 661 3,523 3,941 53,702 18.8 16.8 1.2
Massachusetts 462 459 4,686 5,537 53,266 9.8 8.3 0.9
Michigan 1,283 1,277 7,025 8,738 100,144 18.2 14.6 1.3
Minnesota 657 657 2,997 4,679 54,562 21.9 14.0 1.2
Mississippi 871 885 1,861 1,982 36,429 47.6 44.7 2.4
Missouri 1,232 1,208 3,931 4,299 68,163 30.7 28.1 1.8
Montana 262 269 695 1,086 10,395 38.7 24.8 2.6
Nebraska 293 307 1,275 1,681 18,719 24.1 18.3 1.6
Nevada 368 381 1,461 1,289 17,966 26.1 29.6 2.1
New Hampshire 127 127 955 1,201 12,578 13.3 10.6 1.0
New Jersey 747 771 5,712 6,822 69,942 13.5 11.3 1.1
New Mexico 439 449 1,244 1,573 22,789 36.1 28.5 2.0
New York 1,491 1,530 10,914 10,598 133,057 14.0 14.4 1.1
North Carolina 1,531 1,576 5,943 6,241 92,894 26.5 25.3 1.7
North Dakota 105 97 461 716 7,336 21.0 13.5 1.3
Ohio 1,277 1,418 7,708 10,741 107,861 18.4 13.2 1.3
Oklahoma 668 739 2,324 3,138 45,731 31.8 23.6 1.6
Oregon 512 436 2,564 3,144 34,578 17.0 13.9 1.3
Pennsylvania 1,577 1,614 8,324 9,775 104,476 19.4 16.5 1.5
Rhode Island 104 84 721 799 8,142 11.7 10.5 1.0
South Carolina 968 1,053 2,919 3,265 47,290 36.1 32.3 2.2
South Dakota 203 180 546 848 8,499 33.0 21.2 2.1
Tennessee 1,193 1,177 4,206 4,861 68,229 28.0 24.2 1.7
Texas 3,675 3,823 13,185 14,899 221,026 29.0 25.7 1.7
Utah 309 328 1,530 1,889 24,564 21.4 17.4 1.3
Vermont 69 78 529 564 9,677 14.7 13.8 0.8
Virginia 943 914 5,158 6,343 77,450 17.7 14.4 1.2
Washington 600 658 4,381 5,471 54,776 15.0 12.0 1.2
West Virginia 394 439 1,325 1,494 20,005 33.1 29.4 2.2
Wisconsin 848 803 3,530 4,762 58,746 22.7 16.9 1.4
Wyoming 165 176 303 628 9,007 58.1 28.0 2.0
United States, total 42,643 43,005 194,296 225,685 2,855,756 22.1 19.1 1.5

NOTE: The number shown for registered vehicles for the United States is approximately 4 percent lower than the sum of the registered vehicle numbers shown for the individual states due to differing data sources.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2002, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2002Final.pdf as of Oct. 27, 2004; U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2003 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2004, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2003EarlyEdition.pdf as of Oct. 27, 2004; U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2002, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohim/hs02/vm2.htm as of Oct. 27, 2004.