Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2004

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2004

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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 1,154 3,613 4,589 59,035 31.9 25.1 2.0
Alaska 101 483 681 4,990 20.9 14.8 2.0
Arizona 1,150 3,784 3,985 57,336 30.4 28.9 2.0
Arkansas 704 1,862 1,961 31,648 37.8 35.9 2.2
California 4,120 22,761 32,026 328,917 18.1 12.9 1.3
Colorado 665 3,205 2,032 45,891 20.7 32.7 1.4
Connecticut 291 2,695 3,106 31,608 10.8 9.4 0.9
Delaware 134 534 729 9,301 25.1 18.4 1.4
District of Columbia 43 349 240 3,742 12.3 17.9 1.1
Florida 3,244 13,146 15,519 196,444 24.7 20.9 1.7
Georgia 1,634 5,793 8,012 112,620 28.2 20.4 1.5
Hawaii 142 844 971 9,725 16.8 14.6 1.5
Idaho 260 943 1,394 14,729 27.6 18.7 1.8
Illinois 1,356 8,058 9,508 109,135 16.8 14.3 1.2
Indiana 947 4,521 5,678 72,713 20.9 16.7 1.3
Iowa 390 2,004 3,509 31,538 19.5 11.1 1.2
Kansas 461 1,980 2,408 29,172 23.3 19.1 1.6
Kentucky 964 2,823 3,373 47,322 34.1 28.6 2.0
Louisiana 904 3,170 3,823 44,607 28.5 23.6 2.0
Maine 194 985 1,107 14,948 19.7 17.5 1.3
Maryland 643 3,594 4,193 55,284 17.9 15.3 1.2
Massachusetts 476 4,646 5,593 54,771 10.2 8.5 0.9
Michigan 1,159 7,103 8,627 103,326 16.3 13.4 1.1
Minnesota 567 3,083 4,782 56,570 18.4 11.9 1.0
Mississippi 900 1,896 1,992 39,431 47.5 45.2 2.3
Missouri 1,130 4,048 4,890 68,994 27.9 23.1 1.6
Montana 229 713 1,057 11,207 32.1 21.7 2.0
Nebraska 254 1,316 1,718 19,171 19.3 14.8 1.3
Nevada 395 1,548 1,326 19,354 25.5 29.8 2.0
New Hampshire 171 986 1,245 13,216 17.3 13.7 1.3
New Jersey 731 5,800 6,374 72,844 12.6 11.5 1.0
New Mexico 521 1,271 1,579 23,942 41.0 33.0 2.2
New York 1,493 11,247 11,269 137,898 13.3 13.2 1.1
North Carolina 1,557 6,122 6,299 95,903 25.4 24.7 1.6
North Dakota 100 462 722 7,594 21.7 13.9 1.3
Ohio 1,286 7,675 10,935 111,654 16.8 11.8 1.2
Oklahoma 774 2,370 3,236 46,443 32.7 23.9 1.7
Oregon 456 2,626 3,079 35,598 17.4 14.8 1.3
Pennsylvania 1,490 8,430 10,113 108,070 17.7 14.7 1.4
Rhode Island 83 742 835 8,473 11.2 9.9 1.0
South Carolina 1,046 2,972 3,317 49,551 35.2 31.5 2.1
South Dakota 197 563 883 8,784 35.0 22.3 2.2
Tennessee 1,288 4,248 5,143 70,943 30.3 25.0 1.8
Texas 3,583 14,544 17,194 231,008 24.6 20.8 1.6
Utah 296 1,583 2,129 24,696 18.7 13.9 1.2
Vermont 98 550 552 7,855 17.8 17.8 1.2
Virginia 925 5,113 6,573 78,877 18.1 14.1 1.2
Washington 563 4,505 5,695 55,673 12.5 9.9 1.0
West Virginia 411 1,292 1,416 20,302 31.8 29.0 2.0
Wisconsin 792 3,910 4,938 60,399 20.3 16.0 1.3
Wyoming 164 380 672 9,261 43.1 24.4 1.8
United States, total 42,636 198,889 243,023 2,962,513 21.4 17.5 1.4

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2004 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2005, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2004EarlyEdition.pdf as of Dec. 15, 2005; U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2004, Washington, DC: forthcoming.