America's most dangerous state to drive in has been revealed with 25 deaths per 100,000 people!

America's most dangerous state to drive in has been revealed with 25 deaths per 100,000 people!
The research analyzed the number of deaths per 100,000 people, as well as the number of deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2020 (Representational image by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A new study has found that Mississippi is the most dangerous US state to drive in. The state has the highest number of deaths per 100,000 people, which is 25.4. This, combined with 1.90 deaths per 100,000 million vehicles traveled, led Mississippi to get the lowest score of them all. The research has been conducted by We Win, a personal injury law firm that seeks to help people who have suffered injuries and pain caused by car accidents, truck accidents, and other personal injury incidents.

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South Carolina has been found to be the second most dangerous US state to drive in. The state experienced 20.7 deaths for every 100,000. The highest number of deaths per 100 million vehicle miles is 1.97. The third most dangerous state is Arkansas, followed by Montana, New Mexico, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and finally Wyoming.

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The research analyzed the number of deaths per 100,000 people, as well as the number of deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2020. An index score out of 10 was given to each state, and the lower the score, the more dangerous the state. 

In 2021 too, Mississippi ranked as one of the five worst states to drive in. At the time, several drivers in the state said that if you were going somewhere on New Year’s Eve, you needed a designated driver, Fox 13 reported. 

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According to the website of Derek L Hall, PC, a Jackson, Mississippi law firm, "Mississippi has often led the U.S. in traffic fatalities. In fact, Mississippi has recorded the most motor vehicle deaths nationwide every year since 1999, with the exception of three years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 14,786 people died in car accidents in Mississippi between 1999 and 2016."

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The majority of accidents, the site says, are caused due to human error. "By far, the vast majority of car accidents are caused by human error. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 94 percent of all serious crashes are linked to poor choices made by individuals," it says. The poor choices include drunk driving/driving under the influence of drugs, distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving and driving while fatigued.

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A lot of collisions also take place due to mechanical error, the site says. "Motor vehicles rely on thousands of moving parts to operate smoothly. If some of these parts break or otherwise fail, they can cause an accident. There are dozens of recalls issued every year for a wide range of safety issues," it said.

The site added, "Accidents can happen even when the driver is doing everything right and the vehicle is in perfect condition. Often, these accidents happen because of poor road conditions." 

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