Wyoming is Not the Only State That Sucks
Every state has its not so great qualities, for Wyoming that includes highway deaths.
A national survey has Wyoming at the top of the list in number of traffic deaths per capita in 2009 according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Wyoming had a total of 134 deaths on state roads which equals 24.6 deaths per 100,000 residents in the study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
It turns out though, that every state ranks last in an area they probably don't want to brag about. The folks at Pleated Jeans put this info in a nifty chart for your enjoyment.
You can even see all the sources for each of the claims made on the chart by going to their website.
As for Wyoming, the high number of highway deaths can be attributed to many factors. Sgt. Stephen Townsend of the Wyoming Highway Patrol says the rural nature of the state makes many accidents more serious because emergency services can be far away. Townsend also mentioned to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that Wyoming has the lowest seat belt use in the nation.