Hawaii named among safest states to drive

Hawaii named among safest states to drive

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii is the eighth-safest state in the nation to drive, according to a new analysis.

The analysis looked at road fatalities and driving habits to determine driving safety.

Hawaii has 7.3 deaths on the road for every 100,000 residents. Hawaii drivers also have safer habits: 94 percent of drivers wear seatbelts, compared to 87 percent nationally.

Finally, Hawaii has just 18 percent of vehicle miles traveled in Hawaii are on rural roads, where fatal car crashes are more likely.

The safest state to drive in is Massachusetts, followed by New York, according to the analysis by 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion content company.

Montana was named the most dangerous state to drive in, followed by North Dakota and Mississippi.

Here's the full list of the safest states to drive in:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New York
  3. New Jersey
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Washington
  6. Alaska
  7. Minnesota
  8. Hawaii
  9. Utah
  10. Illinois

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