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South Has Deadliest Roads

July 9, 2012
by R.L. Nave
Jackson Free Press

 

Mississippi's lax drunk driving and child-safety laws have helped earn the state the distinction of having the nation's most automobile-related deaths.

The Trust for America's Health--a Washington, D.C. based disease prevention nonprofit--analyzed U.S. Centers for Disease Control data from 2007 to 2009 and found Mississippi's automobile death rate is 26.7 per 100,000, the highest in the U.S. Nationwide, more people in the U.S. between the ages of 5 and 34 are killed in automobile crashes than by any other cause, the report found.

 

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