This U.S. State Has the Most Treacherous Commute
Traffic fatalities in the United States are on the rise. But as it turns out, some states are more to blame than others.
The Most Dangerous State: Mississippi
With a fatality rate of just over 34 per 100,000 drivers, Mississippi is ranked the most dangerous commuting state in the nation. Zippia believes that alcohol could play a role. Although data suggest that the state’s car-crash deaths linked to alcohol are below the national average—just 19 percent in 2016, compared to the national average of 28 percent—the experts note that officers failed to breathalyze nearly half of the Mississippi drivers who were involved in deadly car accidents that year. That’s not the only way driving can harm your health. Watch out for these signs your commute is making you sick.