Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2007

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2007

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State Traffic fatalities Licensed drivers (thousands) Registered vehicles1 (thousands) Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) Population (thousands) Fatality rate per 100,000 Population
Alabama 1,110 3,692 4,678 61,410 4,628 24
Alaska 84 495 680 5,153 683 12
Arizona 1,066 4,154 4,372 62,963 6,339 17
Arkansas 650 2,046 2,010 33,171 2,835 23
California 3,974 23,467 33,935 328,312 36,553 11
Colorado 554 3,503 1,707 48,713 4,862 11
Connecticut 277 2,849 3,047 32,053 3,502 8
Delaware 117 624 851 9,483 865 14
District of Columbia 44 396 218 3,609 588 7
Florida 3,214 14,139 16,474 206,121 18,251 18
Georgia 1,641 6,134 8,513 112,541 9,545 17
Hawaii 138 863 993 10,345 1,283 11
Idaho 252 1,028 1,282 15,782 1,499 17
Illinois 1,249 8,190 9,757 107,483 12,853 10
Indiana 898 4,309 4,956 71,478 6,345 14
Iowa 445 2,094 3,360 31,253 2,988 15
Kansas 416 2,018 2,429 30,048 2,776 15
Kentucky 864 2,933 3,547 48,063 4,241 20
Louisiana 985 3,034 3,927 45,376 4,293 23
Maine 183 1,010 1,080 15,035 1,317 14
Maryland 614 3,738 4,510 56,503 5,618 11
Massachusetts 417 4,699 5,367 55,071 6,450 6
Michigan 1,088 7,059 8,192 104,614 10,072 11
Minnesota 504 3,149 4,756 57,233 5,198 10
Mississippi 884 1,927 2,008 43,337 2,919 30
Missouri 992 4,162 4,917 69,151 5,878 17
Montana 277 736 949 11,307 958 29
Nebraska 256 1,331 1,739 19,439 1,775 14
Nevada 373 1,662 1,424 22,146 2,565 15
New Hampshire 129 1,027 1,185 13,459 1,316 10
New Jersey 724 5,782 6,247 76,152 8,686 8
New Mexico 413 1,365 1,599 26,850 1,970 21
New York 1,333 11,369 11,495 136,737 19,298 7
North Carolina 1,675 6,384 6,317 103,598 9,061 18
North Dakota 111 471 711 7,844 640 17
Ohio 1,257 7,976 10,848 110,631 11,467 11
Oklahoma 754 2,283 3,225 47,572 3,617 21
Oregon 455 2,827 3,088 34,750 3,747 12
Pennsylvania 1,491 8,601 9,938 108,699 12,433 12
Rhode Island 69 744 797 8,636 1,058 7
South Carolina 1,066 3,127 3,521 51,109 4,408 24
South Dakota 146 589 865 9,005 796 18
Tennessee 1,210 4,426 5,340 71,179 6,157 20
Texas 3,363 15,184 18,072 243,443 23,904 14
Utah 299 1,652 2,320 26,832 2,645 11
Vermont 66 534 565 7,694 621 11
Virginia 1,027 5,260 6,614 82,077 7,712 13
Washington 568 4,880 5,758 56,939 6,468 9
West Virginia 431 1,359 1,413 20,564 1,812 24
Wisconsin 756 4,066 5,018 59,493 5,602 13
Wyoming 150 398 652 9,366 523 29
United States, total 41,059 205,742 247,265 3,029,822 301,621 14

1 Does not include motorcycle registrations.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2007 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2008, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov as of January 2009; U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2007, Tables DL-1C, MV-1, and VM-2, Washington, DC: 2008, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm as of Dec. 29, 2008.