Study: PA ranked among top states with fewest DUI deaths
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) —
Pennsylvania could have some of the safest roads in the country on New Year’s Eve, according to a study published by the independent review site Safewise.com.
Using the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and then comparing the information to each state’s 2017 census population, the site identified what it says are the safest and most dangerous roads when it comes to deaths caused by drivers under the influence.
According to the article, Pennsylvania was ranked No. 43 among states with the most deaths per capita.
According to the list, the Keystone State had 2.45 deaths per capita; only seven states had fewer.
Wyoming was ranked No. 1 with 7.60 deaths per capita.
The study indicates that states with higher penalties for driving under the influence also have fewer deaths per capita.
It says that, in the five states with the most drunken driving deaths, the average minimum fine for a first conviction is $300, which is about $200 less than the average of the five states with the fewest DUI deaths.
You can read the full article and see how each state is ranked here.