12 Most Reckless States in America

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Best Life compiled data from various sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, World Population Review, Big Rentz and a local Honda dealership, to find out which of the 50 states are the most reckless.

Continue reading to find out the top 12 states and see if yours made the list.

12. Arizona

Arizona
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Coming in at No. 12 is Arizona. Best Life gave this state a reckless index score of 54.26 based on the following data:

Speeding tickets per capita: 536.00
Pedestrian fatalities per capita: 3.3
Debt per capita: $1,900.42
Landfill trash per capita: 33.9 tons
Average life expectancy: 79.1

As you can see, Arizona’s debt per capita is quite high. In the fiscal year of 2019, the state had a debt of about $13.32 billion, with a forecasted debt of $16.16 billion by the fiscal year of 2025.

11. Nevada

Nevada
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It should come as no surprise that a state with a city nicknamed “Sin City” would be one of the most reckless states in America. As such, it was given a reckless index score of 54.55 based on the following criteria:

Speeding tickets per capita: 430.13
Pedestrian fatalities per capita: 2.6
Debt per capita: $1,019.78
Landfill trash per capita: 45.7 tons
Average life expectancy: 77.9

FUN FACT: In 2018, Las Vegas was rated the most sinful city in the land.

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