Crash Deaths Now To Be Much Greater in Red States Than in Blue States
The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson reported and documented that the control of State Legislatures will be heavily Republican in 2015. Seven State Legislatures will be controlled by Democrats: HI, CA, OR, VT, CT, RI, and DE. All except VT and DE had crash fatality rates per 100,000 people that were lower (better) than the national average of 10.69 in 2012.
Twenty-four State Legislatures in 2015 will be controlled by Republicans: All except UT, NV, MI, and OH had crash fatality rates higher (worse) than the national average of 10.69 crash deaths per 100,000 population. The States with Republican controlled legislatures that had worse than average crash fatality rates in 2012 are WI, NE, ID, IN, TX, GA, FL, NC, AZ, KS, SD, LA, TN, SC, OK, AL, AR, MS, ND, WY.