What are your plans this Thanksgiving? Maybe you’re stuffing your face with potatoes, watching football with your crew, or baking your legendary pecan pie. But if your plan involves hitting the road, you might want to take some extra precautions since holiday travel and traffic often means more danger on the roads. Find out which states are the most dangerous for road travel in November.
10 most dangerous and safest states for Thanksgiving travel
|Most dangerous states||Safest states|
|North Dakota||Rhode Island|
|South Carolina||New Jersey|
More Thanksgiving travel tidbits
Knowing what to expect can help you stay safer on the roads this holiday season. Here are a few other interesting things we discovered about Thanksgiving travel:
- According to a 2017 AAA report, Tuesday evening was the worst time for road travel near Thanksgiving.1
- November traffic fatalities increased between 2015 and 2016, going from 2,780 to 2,998.2
- Seven of the 10 most dangerous states on our list have a D or F road safety grade from the National Safety council.3
- November travel is dangerous, but October was the most deadly month for fatal road incidents in 2016.2
ASecureLife.com analyzed the number of fatal car crashes between 2012 and 2016 in each state during the month of November using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) fatal crash data.4 From there, we calculated the likelihood of an accident occurring this holiday season per 100,000 people in each state.