Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates

Table 2-1: Highway Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rates

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State 2002 traffic fatalities 2001 traffic fatalities Licensed drivers 2001 (thousands) Registered vehicles 2001 (thousands) Vehicle-miles traveled 2001 (millions) 2001 fatality rate per
100,000 licensed drivers 100,000 registered vehicles 100 million vehicle-miles traveled
Alabama 1,033 991 3,560 4,235 56,769 27.8 23.4 1.7
Alaska 87 89 472 598 4,721 18.9 14.9 1.9
Arizona 1,117 1,051 3,550 3,967 50,860 29.6 26.5 2.1
Arkansas 640 611 1,962 1,864 29,433 31.1 32.8 2.1
California 4,078 3,956 21,624 28,780 310,703 18.3 13.7 1.3
Colorado 742 741 3,288 4,649 42,955 22.5 15.9 1.7
Connecticut 322 318 2,650 2,917 30,844 12.0 10.9 1.0
Delaware 124 136 564 653 8,615 24.1 20.8 1.6
District of Columbia 47 68 328 249 3,750 20.7 27.3 1.8
Florida 3,132 3,012 12,743 14,340 155,664 23.6 21.0 1.9
Georgia 1,523 1,647 5,834 7,305 107,897 28.2 22.5 1.5
Hawaii 119 140 788 868 8,694 17.8 16.1 1.6
Idaho 264 259 897 1,324 14,078 28.9 19.6 1.8
Illinois 1,411 1,414 7,810 9,861 103,038 18.1 14.3 1.4
Indiana 792 909 4,117 5,625 71,624 22.1 16.2 1.3
Iowa 404 446 1,979 3,318 30,016 22.5 13.4 1.5
Kansas 512 494 1,871 2,331 28,155 26.4 21.2 1.8
Kentucky 915 845 2,757 3,626 46,258 30.6 23.3 1.8
Louisiana 875 952 2,718 3,609 41,177 35.0 26.4 2.3
Maine 216 192 943 1,018 14,433 20.4 18.9 1.3
Maryland 659 659 3,452 3,939 51,996 19.1 16.7 1.3
Massachusetts 459 477 4,611 5,198 53,015 10.3 9.2 0.9
Michigan 1,277 1,328 6,977 8,454 98,987 19.0 15.7 1.3
Minnesota 657 568 2,961 4,554 53,341 19.2 12.5 1.1
Mississippi 885 784 1,859 1,954 35,988 42.2 40.1 2.2
Missouri 1,208 1,098 3,862 4,208 67,632 28.4 26.1 1.6
Montana 270 230 683 1,033 10,011 33.7 22.3 2.3
Nebraska 307 246 1,267 1,633 18,102 19.4 15.1 1.4
Nevada 381 314 1,421 1,280 18,309 22.1 24.5 1.7
New Hampshire 127 142 942 1,100 12,315 15.1 12.9 1.2
New Jersey 773 745 5,715 6,580 68,725 13.0 11.3 1.1
New Mexico 449 464 1,232 1,428 23,232 37.7 32.5 2.0
New York 1,522 1,564 11,015 10,196 130,722 14.2 15.3 1.2
North Carolina 1,575 1,530 5,885 6,180 91,580 26.0 24.8 1.7
North Dakota 97 105 456 708 7,235 23.0 14.8 1.5
Ohio 1,418 1,378 7,736 10,555 106,589 17.8 13.1 1.3
Oklahoma 734 682 2,172 3,281 43,527 31.4 20.8 1.6
Oregon 436 488 2,534 3,039 34,398 19.3 16.1 1.4
Pennsylvania 1,614 1,532 8,226 9,631 103,004 18.6 15.9 1.5
Rhode Island 84 81 660 764 7,991 12.3 10.6 1.0
South Carolina 1,053 1,060 2,850 3,143 46,601 37.2 33.7 2.3
South Dakota 180 171 545 803 8,542 31.4 21.3 2.0
Tennessee 1,175 1,251 4,188 5,139 67,632 29.9 24.3 1.8
Texas 3,725 3,736 13,046 14,359 216,217 28.6 26.0 1.7
Utah 328 291 1,496 1,752 23,452 19.5 16.6 1.2
Vermont 78 92 515 534 9,617 17.9 17.2 1.0
Virginia 914 935 4,921 6,171 73,745 19.0 15.2 1.3
Washington 659 649 4,238 5,179 53,665 15.3 12.5 1.2
West Virginia 439 376 1,317 1,452 19,714 28.5 25.9 1.9
Wisconsin 803 763 3,667 44,736 57,269 20.8 1.7 1.3
Wyoming 176 186 371 573 8,625 50.1 32.5 2.2
United States, total 42,815 42,196 191,276 230,428 2,781,462 22.1 18.3 1.5

NOTE: The number shown for registered vehicles for the United States is approximately 6 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 2001, Washington, DC: 2002, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2001.pdf; U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2002 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2002.pdf as of Oct. 1, 2003.