Riding a scooter is fun, but you have to be careful, especially in some US states. Here is a map of State Population / Auto Accident Fatalities for all 50 states, based on an article from Thrillist.com, posted HERE
While not a state, Washington D.C. ranked the safest with 1 fatality per 32,322 people, while Montana came in last with 1 fatality per 4,433, and were also the most likely to hit stationary objects.
How does your state rank? Do you live in one of the safer states or the more dangerous ones?
BTW my own state of Florida is ranked 20th most deadly, AND we're #1 for being in a fatal auto accident while NOT in a moving vehicle. This includes pedestrians, bicyclists, people inside buildings that get driven into, and parked cars. Basically, anyone who’s not out in traffic in a vehicle. We're #1! We're #1! Oh wait...
Last Edit: Nov 20, 2015 20:03:09 GMT -5 by scooter
California is green?,,,, that's a huge error,,,,,,
hahaha. Texas and California had the most fatalities, but they also have the two largest populations. Texas had 3,382 fatalities out of about 26 million people, and California had 3,000 fatalities out of about 38 million people. Texas ranked 18th most dangerous and California ranked 39th. Montana only had 229 deaths but that's out of a population of only about 1 million people in 2013. D.C. only had 20 deaths, out of a population of about 400,000 people. Availability of public transportation was a factor as well. Having 30 people on a bus with a professional driver is generally safer than having 30 cars on the road with god knows who driving them while they text on their phones, drive drunk, etc.
Edit: Just for fun: If Montana had as many people as California, they would have had over 8,700 fatalities at their current rate. If Washington D.C. had as many people as California, they would have only had 1,900 deaths at their rate.
Last Edit: Nov 20, 2015 20:13:20 GMT -5 by scooter