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Which States Have the Safest Highways in the Country?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Wondering which states have the safest highways in the country? Or which states have the least safest? This recently released report from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety surveys the highway safety laws in all 50 states and ranks the states based on their adoption of these laws. The group determines highway safety based on 15 laws that cover, among other areas, “occupant protection, child safety, teen driving, impaired driving and distracted driving.” Advocates also emphasizes the importance of laws that require every passenger to wear seatbelts and laws that require motorcycle riders to wear helmets.

The group gives states either a green or red rating, with green going to states with generally safe highways and red going to states with generally unsafe highways. The highest ranked states in the most recent report were Illinois, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., which had 12 of the 15 highway safety laws in place that the group assesses. Close behind were Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Rhode Island, and Washington state, all with 11. South Dakota and Mississippi were rated the states with the least safe highways, with 2/15 and 4/15 highway safety laws respectively.

 

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