Ranking Crash Deaths by State — Red and Blue States Compared

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

NHTSA has just issued Fatality Rates by States for the year 2011.

See http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811801.pdf

I have analyzed the data by my State Grading and Ranking system as previously published by Fair Warning.

See http://www.fairwarning.org/2012/11/traffic-deaths-a-surprising-dimension-of-the-red-state-blue-state-divide/

The 2011 data show that 21 of the 25 Worst States are Red States.

Only 3 Red States achieved Better than National Average Crash Fatality Rate — Utah, Nebraska, and Alaska.

Only 3 Blue States were Worse than the National Average Crash Fatality Rate — Delaware, Florida, and New Mexico.

No States received a Grade of “A” just the Blue District of Columbia achieved an “A” Grade for a fatality Rate of less than 5 Crash Fatalities per 100,000 population.

Four States received a Grade of “F” (Wyoming, North Dakota, Mississippi, Montana — all Red States) for Crash Fatality Rates greater than 20 Crash Fatalities per 100,000 population.

See my attached Table of States Ranked from Best to Worst.

Media, citizens, and members of Congress can find how many Americans died in their Congressional District in each of the past 10 years. See our Congressional Crash Death Mapping Tool at


Hopefully this information will help advance support for improvements in safety for all.

We can and must do better at protecting people from becoming crash victims.

Click here to download attached document.