Colorado Ranks 18th for Safest Roads in the U.S., Study Finds

Over a lifetime, the average motorist will be in at least four car crashes, according to federal data. Some drivers, however, may face lesser or greater risks of fatal collisions, depending on where they live and regularly drive, say researchers from the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan.

That’s because the roads in some states may present greater risks to motorists, especially those who may be less than sober, attentive and responsive behind the wheel.

Looking to pinpoint where the greatest roadway risks are located, these researchers analyzed crash data to create a comprehensive ranking.

What they reportedly discovered was that:

  • Washington D.C., Massachusetts and New Jersey had the safest roads (due to the lowest fatality rates per 100,000 people).
  • Colorado ranked 18th.
  • Montana, North Dakota and Mississippi had the deadliest roads.

This led researchers to conclude that states with more rural roads and wide-open spaces tend to have the highest fatality rates and, therefore, have the most dangerous roads for drivers.

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