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Arkansas ranked as fifth most dangerous state to drive based on data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Research done by personal injury and consumer rights law firm Angus Law Firm revealed that Arkansas ranks among top five dangerous states for drives.

ARKANSAS, USA — Arguss Law Firm, a personal injury and consumer rights firm, conducted research using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which revealed that Arkansas ranked fifth in a compilation of the most dangerous states for drivers. 

The Natural State was found to have just around 103 deaths per 100,000 people. This means that 3,131 driver fatalities occurred between 2010 and 2019. Based on the data found, Arkansas' driver fatality rate stands at 95% more than the national average. 

The highest number of deaths happened in 2011, with 350 fatalities that year. Year-on-year, numbers have fluctuated, with 282 deaths happening in 2019.

“Across the United States, we’re reliant on cars to get around. It’s therefore important to understand which states you are most likely to find yourself in a fatal accident.," said an Arguss Law Firm spokesperson.

Arkansas is also known for its high rates of motorcycle deaths, which another study found.

There were 80 motorcycle fatalities reported in 2020, a 21% increase from 2019. This means that for every 10,000 residents, 11 have died in a motorcycle-related incident. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has resources for drivers such as driving tips, recall updates, and other safety information that can be useful to vehicle owners. 

To read more about vehicle safety and for additional statistics, visit NHTSA's website here

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