In 2019, 26% of all traffic fatalities in the United States were speeding-related, with the proportion varying greatly among states. Those with the highest percentage of speeding-related traffic fatalities include:

  • Rhode Island (63%)
  • District of Columbia (57%)
  • Hawaii (48%)
  • Vermont (47%)
  • South Carolina (46%)
  • Alaska (43%)
  • Pennsylvania (42%)
  • Colorado (40%)

The states with the lowest proportion of speeding-related traffic fatalities are:

  • Florida (9%)
  • Louisiana (13%)
  • Kentucky (16%)
  • Tennessee (16%)
  • Georgia (17%)
  • Mississippi (19%)
  • New Jersey (19%)

Hover over each state in the chart below to reveal its total number of traffic deaths, number of speeding-related deaths trends, and percentage of deaths that were speeding-related. Select a state by clicking the map to view trends regarding the proportion of speeding-related deaths by roadway function.

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Source: NSC analysis of NHTSA FARS data.