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Deadliest states for driving
Rural states, especially in the West, have the highest traffic fatality rates.
September 8, 2004: 10:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Widely dispersed populations connected by narrow two-lane highways. That's a recipe for dangerous driving, according to a simple examination of state-by-state traffic fatality counts as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More densely populated states have fewer traffic deaths per 100,000 population.

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