Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2008

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates: 2008

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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 966 3,754 4,730 59,303 4,662 21
Alaska 62 503 691 4,865 686 9
Arizona 937 4,316 4,373 61,628 6,500 14
Arkansas 600 2,055 2,041 33,163 2,855 21
California 3,434 23,698 33,483 327,286 36,757 9
Colorado 548 3,606 1,618 47,860 4,939 11
Connecticut 264 2,883 3,094 31,737 3,501 8
Delaware 121 652 868 8,976 873 14
District of Columbia 34 374 224 3,611 592 6
Florida 2,978 14,034 16,462 198,616 18,328 16
Georgia 1,493 6,257 8,570 109,057 9,686 15
Hawaii 107 885 945 10,278 1,288 8
Idaho 232 1,038 1,318 15,251 1,524 15
Illinois 1,043 8,261 9,794 106,079 12,902 8
Indiana 814 5,550 5,848 70,973 6,377 13
Iowa 412 1,990 3,431 30,713 3,003 14
Kansas 385 2,022 2,449 29,727 2,802 14
Kentucky 826 2,933 3,604 47,534 4,269 19
Louisiana 912 2,998 3,979 45,091 4,411 21
Maine 155 1,006 1,074 14,559 1,316 12
Maryland 591 3,787 4,525 55,023 5,634 10
Massachusetts 363 4,674 5,328 54,505 6,498 6
Michigan 980 7,118 7,945 101,825 10,003 10
Minnesota 456 3,190 4,783 57,995 5,220 9
Mississippi 783 1,936 2,035 43,711 2,939 27
Missouri 960 4,197 4,866 68,273 5,912 16
Montana 229 739 927 10,812 967 24
Nebraska 208 1,346 1,757 19,170 1,783 12
Nevada 324 1,679 1,417 20,780 2,600 12
New Hampshire 139 1,031 1,214 13,040 1,316 11
New Jersey 590 5,782 6,247 73,629 8,683 7
New Mexico 366 1,365 1,570 26,279 1,984 18
New York 1,231 11,285 11,089 134,085 19,490 6
North Carolina 1,433 6,457 6,249 101,712 9,222 16
North Dakota 104 473 717 7,820 641 16
Ohio 1,190 7,962 10,933 108,302 11,486 10
Oklahoma 749 2,302 3,292 48,499 3,642 21
Oregon 416 2,856 3,106 33,468 3,790 11
Pennsylvania 1,468 8,646 10,366 107,848 12,448 12
Rhode Island 65 748 794 8,187 1,051 6
South Carolina 920 3,185 3,604 49,597 4,480 21
South Dakota 119 597 907 8,986 804 15
Tennessee 1,035 4,451 5,098 69,469 6,215 17
Texas 3,382 15,374 18,208 235,382 24,327 14
Utah 275 1,687 2,439 25,974 2,736 10
Vermont 73 542 581 7,312 621 12
Virginia 824 5,301 6,526 82,278 7,769 11
Washington 521 4,954 5,980 55,558 6,549 8
West Virginia 380 1,361 1,402 20,774 1,814 21
Wisconsin 605 4,076 4,999 57,462 5,628 11
Wyoming 159 404 664 9,447 533 30
United States, total 37,261 208,321 248,165 2,973,509 304,060 12

1 Does not include motorcycle registrations.

SOURCES: All, except Traffic fatalities: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2008 (Washington, DC: 2009), tables DL-1C, MV-1, and VM-2, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm as of Apr. 12, 2010. Traffic fatalities: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2008 Final Edition (Washington, DC: 2009), table 106, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Apr. 12, 2010.