The Dangerous Road Ahead
By Jason Blevins, Matt Gabor, and Hide Shidara
This interactive information interface contains a map and three visualizations. To navigate to the other visualizations, you can scroll or use the navigation bar at the top of the page. Two states can be selected at a time. Default states are selected but can be changed. To select a different state, click on one of the selected states to de-select it and choose a new state for comparison. States can also be changed in the drop-down menus and changes will be reflected in the other visualizations as well as the map.

Fatalities Per Year Compared to National Average
(In Fatalities Per One Billion Miles Driven)

Fatalities by Contributing Factor (%)

Potentially Correlating Factors
r = 0.103: Very Weak Correlation
The correlation coefficient is a numerical value between -1 and 1 that expresses the strength of the linear relationship between two variables. When r is closer to 1 it indicates a strong positive relationship. A value of 0 indicates that there is no relationship. Values close to -1 signal a strong negative relationship between the two variables.