Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2006

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2006

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State Traffic fatalities Licensed drivers (thousands) Registered vehicles1 (thousands) Vehicle-miles traveledP (millions) Population (thousands) Fatality rate per 100,000 Population
Alabama 1,208 3,665 4,630 60,414 4,590 26
Alaska 74 489 675 4,967 677 11
Arizona 1,288 4,033 4,182 62,468 6,166 21
Arkansas 665 2,035 1,994 33,007 2,809 24
California 4,236 23,021 33,182 327,478 36,250 12
Colorado 535 3,341 1,808 48,641 4,766 11
Connecticut 301 2,805 3,052 31,743 3,496 9
Delaware 148 620 813 9,442 853 17
District of Columbia 37 358 219 3,623 585 6
Florida 3,374 13,989 16,374 203,741 18,058 19
Georgia 1,693 5,907 8,286 113,532 9,342 18
Hawaii 161 867 1,009 10,182 1,279 13
Idaho 267 1,008 1,275 15,198 1,464 18
Illinois 1,254 8,071 9,876 106,869 12,777 10
Indiana 899 4,246 4,955 71,215 6,303 14
Iowa 439 2,041 3,346 31,355 2,973 15
Kansas 468 2,003 2,389 30,215 2,756 17
Kentucky 913 2,896 3,558 47,742 4,204 22
Louisiana 982 3,014 3,873 45,417 4,243 23
Maine 188 1,005 1,072 15,044 1,315 14
Maryland 651 3,694 4,488 56,302 5,602 12
Massachusetts 430 4,712 5,385 55,136 6,434 7
Michigan 1,085 7,113 8,154 104,184 10,102 11
Minnesota 494 3,087 4,705 56,518 5,155 10
Mississippi 911 1,930 1,998 41,498 2,899 31
Missouri 1,096 4,140 4,957 68,834 5,838 19
Montana 263 724 1,067 11,265 947 28
Nebraska 269 1,328 1,733 19,415 1,764 15
Nevada 432 1,626 1,367 21,824 2,492 17
New Hampshire 127 1,028 1,060 13,614 1,312 10
New Jersey 772 5,834 5,958 75,371 8,666 9
New Mexico 484 1,338 1,581 25,787 1,942 25
New York 1,456 11,146 11,284 141,348 19,282 8
North Carolina 1,559 6,316 6,301 101,515 8,869 18
North Dakota 111 469 712 7,890 637 17
Ohio 1,238 7,739 10,829 111,247 11,464 11
Oklahoma 765 2,264 3,202 48,689 3,578 21
Oregon 477 2,767 2,981 35,483 3,691 13
Pennsylvania 1,525 8,526 9,894 108,278 12,403 12
Rhode Island 81 742 806 8,300 1,062 8
South Carolina 1,037 3,068 3,454 50,199 4,330 24
South Dakota 191 583 844 9,168 788 24
Tennessee 1,287 4,388 5,091 70,596 6,075 21
Texas 3,475 14,907 17,538 238,256 23,408 15
Utah 287 1,619 2,236 25,964 2,580 11
Vermont 87 532 588 7,832 621 14
Virginia 963 5,211 6,636 81,095 7,640 13
Washington 630 4,791 5,689 56,517 6,375 10
West Virginia 410 1,335 1,441 20,885 1,809 23
Wisconsin 724 4,049 4,971 59,398 5,573 13
Wyoming 195 391 645 9,415 513 38
United States, total 42,642 202,810 244,166 3,014,116 298,755 14

1 Does not include motorcycle registrations.

KEY: P = preliminary.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2006 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2007, available at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/portal/nhtsa_static_file_downloader.jsp?file=/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/NCSA/Content/TSF/TSF2006EE.pdf as of Feb. 13, 2008; U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2006, Tables DL-1C, MV-1, and VM-2, Washington, DC: 2008.