The Worst Drivers in America

Which state has the deadliest, least-skilled motorists on the road? The Daily Beast crunches new crash data, ranking all 50—and discovers a huge gap between how Republicans and Democrats drive. Plus, America's 75 Worst Commutes.

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1, North Dakota

Fatal crashes: 116
Driver's licenses: 473,019
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 18 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 1 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 6 out of 50

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2, Montana

Fatal crashes: 198
Driver's licenses: 738,982
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 2 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 26 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 11 out of 50

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3, Kentucky

Fatal crashes: 730
Driver's licenses: 2,932,659
Most dangerous age: 19; 18 (tie)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 9 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 34 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 3 out of 50

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4, Louisiana

Fatal crashes: 726
Driver's licenses: 2,998,162
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 10 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 33 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 4 out of 50

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5, Oklahoma

Fatal crashes: 647
Driver's licenses: 2,301,848
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 26 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 9 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 12 out of 50

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6, Alaska

Fatal crashes: 59
Driver's licenses: 503,162
Most dangerous age: 17; 20 (tie)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 3 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 28 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 17 out of 50

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7, Missouri

Fatal crashes: 786
Driver's licenses: 4,196,682
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 7 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 32 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 9 out of 50

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8, Delaware

Fatal crashes: 101
Driver's licenses: 651,877
Most dangerous age: 17
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 15 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 12 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 24 out of 50

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9, Idaho

Fatal crashes: 199
Driver's licenses: 1,038,314
Most dangerous age: 20
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 17 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 27 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 7 out of 50

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10, Texas

Fatal crashes: 2,776
Driver's licenses: 15,374,063
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 20 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 13 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 19 out of 50

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11, South Dakota

Fatal crashes: 112
Driver's licenses: 597,326
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 5 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 5 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 43 out of 50

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12, Arizona

Fatal crashes: 710
Driver's licenses: 4,315,579
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 14 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 18 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 22 out of 50

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13, Kansas


Fatal crashes: 348
Driver's licenses: 2,021,905
Most dangerous age: 19; 22 (tie)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 19 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 25 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 10 out of 50

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14, Florida


Fatal crashes: 2,369
Driver's licenses: 14,033,844
Most dangerous age: 21
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 44 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 11 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 2 out of 50

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15, Hawaii

Fatal crashes: 99
Driver's licenses: 884,767
Most dangerous age: 19; 24 (tie)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 4 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 42 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 13 out of 50

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16, Tennessee

Fatal crashes: 918
Driver's licenses: 4,450,644
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 6 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 30 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 28 out of 50

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17, Vermont

Fatal crashes: 69
Driver's licenses: 541,990
Most dangerous age: 17
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 11 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 29 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 25 out of 50

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18, Arkansas

Fatal crashes: 523
Driver's licenses: 2,055,189
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 34 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 31 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 1 out of 50

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19, Wisconsin

Fatal crashes: 505
Driver's licenses: 4,075,764
Most dangerous age: 17
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 8 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 36 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 23 out of 50

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20, Minnesota

Fatal crashes: 371
Driver's licenses: 3,190,183
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 38 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 4 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 26 out of 50

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21, New Mexico

Fatal crashes: 319
Driver's licenses: 1,365,249
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 42 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 23 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 5 out of 50

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22, North Carolina


Fatal crashes: 1,208
Driver's licenses: 6,457,000
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 30 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 21 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 20 out of 50

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23, South Carolina

Fatal crashes: 817
Driver's licenses: 3,185,408
Most dangerous age: 20
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 21 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 6 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 48 out of 50

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24, Michigan

Fatal crashes: 806
Driver's licenses: 7,118,378
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 24 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 14 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 37 out of 50

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25, Colorado

Fatal crashes: 437
Driver's licenses: 3,605,682
Most dangerous age: 21
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 16 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 39 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 21 out of 50

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26, Alabama

Fatal crashes: 774
Driver's licenses: 3,753,550
Most dangerous age: 20
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 22 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 10 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 44 out of 50

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27, Utah

Fatal crashes: 217
Driver's licenses: 1,687,306
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 36 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 16 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 27 out of 50

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28, Pennsylvania

Fatal crashes: 1,143
Driver's licenses: 8,646,273
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 31 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 19 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 32 out of 50

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29, Nevada

Fatal crashes: 223
Driver's licenses: 1,678,550
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 47 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 7 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 29 out of 50

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30, Nebraska

Fatal crashes: 205
Driver's licenses: 1,346,406
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 50 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 3 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 30 out of 50

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31, Maine

Fatal crashes: 153
Driver's licenses: 1,006,057
Most dangerous age: 18; 19 (tie)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 25 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 44 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 15 out of 50

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32, Iowa

Fatal crashes: 339
Driver's licenses: 1,989,663
Most dangerous age: 24
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 49 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 2 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 33 out of 50

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33, Washington

Fatal crashes: 453
Driver's licenses: 4,953,872
Most dangerous age: 48
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 28 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 43 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 14 out of 50

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34, New York

Fatal crashes: 1,067
Driver's licenses: 11,284,545
Most dangerous age: 20
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 35 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 17 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 34 out of 50

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35, Wyoming

Fatal crashes: 116
Driver's licenses: 404,489
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 1 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 37 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 50 out of 50

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36, Georgia

Fatal crashes: 1,172
Driver's licenses: 6,257,484
Most dangerous age: 20
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 40 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 8 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 42 out of 50

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37, New Jersey

Fatal crashes: 549
Driver's licenses: 5,782,155
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 43 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 40 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 8 out of 50

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38, Indiana

Fatal crashes: 632
Driver's licenses: 5,550,469
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 37 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 15 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 41 out of 50

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39, West Virginia

Fatal crashes: 324
Driver's licenses: 1,360,926
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 12 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 47 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 35 out of 50

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40, California


Fatal crashes: 2,816
Driver's licenses: 23,697,667
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 29 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 20 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 45 out of 50

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41, Illinois

Fatal crashes: 832
Driver's licenses: 8,260,940
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 33 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 24 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 38 out of 50

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42, Maryland

Fatal crashes: 513
Driver's licenses: 3,786,650
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 32 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 46 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 18 out of 50

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43, Oregon

Fatal crashes: 331
Driver's licenses: 2,856,085
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 13 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 45 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 40 out of 50

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44, Ohio

Fatal crashes: 944
Driver's licenses: 7,962,266
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 48 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 22 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 31 out of 50

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45, Mississippi

Fatal crashes: 631
Driver's licenses: 1,935,764
Most dangerous age: 18
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 41 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 48 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 16 out of 50

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46, New Hampshire

Fatal crashes: 97
Driver's licenses: 1,031,158
Most dangerous age: 21
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 27 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 49 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 39 out of 50

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47, Massachusetts

Fatal crashes: 308
Driver's licenses: 4,674,058
Most dangerous age: 21
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 46 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 38 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 36 out of 50

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48, Rhode Island

Fatal crashes: 76
Driver's licenses: 748,351
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 23 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 50 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 49 out of 50

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49, Virginia

Fatal crashes: 695
Driver's licenses: 5,301,182
Most dangerous age: 20
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 45 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 35 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 46 out of 50

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50, Connecticut

Fatal crashes: 210
Driver's licenses: 2,883,324
Most dangerous age: 19
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: 39 out of 50
Failure to obey traffic signs or signals: 41 out of 50
Careless or inattentive driving: 47 out of 50