lilbjorn: powerful katrinka: How did Massachusetts get a number 2 place?In Massachusetts, you're either a very skillful driver with nerves of steel or you move out of state.
powerful katrinka: How did Massachusetts get a number 2 place?
Arkanaut: Another thing: I wonder if red states have more relaxed driving permit standards, especially pertaining to age. New York doesn't let you get a learner's permit until 16, and from what I hear the farm states out west let kids drive as early as 8 so they can help with the farm work. But since most cars and trucks are designed to be operated by adults, and IMO kids and teens probably have worse judgment with respect to speeding, aggressive driving, and handling alcohol and such substances, the incidence of accidents caused by minors may be higher.
JackieRabbit: With some exceptions, red states are poorer than blue ones and have less money to spend on highway safety and improvement. They also tend to have less educated citizens and risky behaviors are highly correlated to a lake of education.
pecosdave: except for Alaska which is simply lacking in things to run your car into.
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