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Which States Are Riskiest for Driving in Snow?

January 05, 2018

VIDEO: 4 Tips for Driving in Snow

The massive winter storm — or bomb cyclone — that just battered the East Coast dumped nearly 18 inches of snow in Taunton, Mass. Even Tallahassee, Fla., saw its first measurable snowfall in the past 28 years.

Ever wonder which states are the most dangerous for driving after a snowstorm?

SafeWise, a safety-themed website, analyzed federal crash data from 2016 and compiled a list of the top 10 most dangerous states for driving in the snow. Researchers used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to calculate the likelihood of a snow-related accident occurring per 100,000 people in the state.

Here are the results:

  1. Wyoming
  2. Vermont
  3. Montana
  4. Idaho
  5. Maine
  6. Michigan
  7. Iowa
  8. New Mexico
  9. Minnesota
  10. Nebraska

To view a video offering advice on driving after a major snowstorm, click on the photo or link below the headline.

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