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The 25 worst states for distracted driving

MoneyWise Logo By MoneyGeek of MoneyWise | Slide 1 of 26: Distracted driving accounts for hazardous and even fatal accidents. These 25 states top the list as the most dangerous places in the United States for distracted driving. American drivers are paying attention to many things other than the road. They’re devouring breakfast burritos, applying makeup and, of course, texting, tweeting and looking up directions on their smartphones. But driving while distracted can be dangerous  for everyone on the road. From minor fender benders to fatal accidents, these incidents have a huge impact on drivers across the country. In 2017, there were 3,166 fatalities involving distracted driving  in the United States. Personal finance website MoneyGeek has analyzed which states have the highest rates of distracted driving  using federal statistics. States were ranked based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  to calculate the fatality rate based on distracted-driving deaths per billion miles driven. Click to see the 25 states where drivers not paying attention pose the gravest dangers, counting down to the most hazardous state.

The 25 worst states for distracted driving

Distracted driving accounts for hazardous and even fatal accidents. These 25 states top the list as the most dangerous places in the United States for distracted driving.

American drivers are paying attention to many things other than the road. They’re devouring breakfast burritos, applying makeup and, of course, texting, tweeting and looking up directions on their smartphones.

But driving while distracted can be dangerous for everyone on the road. From minor fender benders to fatal accidents, these incidents have a huge impact on drivers across the country. In 2017, there were 3,166 fatalities involving distracted driving in the United States.

Personal finance website MoneyGeek has analyzed which states have the highest rates of distracted driving using federal statistics. States were ranked based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to calculate the fatality rate based on distracted-driving deaths per billion miles driven.

Click through the gallery above to see the 25 states where drivers not paying attention pose the gravest dangers, counting down to the most hazardous state.

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