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The 5 Most Dangerous States for Drivers

Road-related deaths saw the largest year-over-year increase in 96 years.

According to the National Safety Council, pandemic-related factors led Americans to driving 13 percent fewer miles in 2020.

Still, the country experienced a 24 percent increase in the rate of road-related deaths – the largest year-over-year increase in 96 years. 

CoPilot used this data to provide a report on the states with the most motor vehicle deaths per 100K people in 2020. 

Coming in at #5 was Montana, followed by South Carolina (#4), Arkansas (#3) and Wyoming (#2).

The unfortunate top spot went to Mississippi, which saw a 19 percent increase in motor vehicle fatalities.

In a statement, NSC president and CEO Lorraine M. Martin remarked, β€œIt is tragic that in the U.S., we took cars off the roads and didn't reap any safety benefits.” 

Roadway accidents cost an estimated $474 billion in 2020. 

A full copy of the report can be found here.

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