Salt Lake City is 6th most dangerous place to drive
Salt Lake City is the nation's sixth most dangerous place to drive, according to statistics gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Utah's capital city recorded a traffic fatality rate of 16.51 per 100,000 population, based on 2009 accident reports.
The most dangerous place to drive, according to a Wednesday data-mining report by CNBC.com, was Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with a 22.39 fatality rate, followed in order by Orlando, Fla., 19.95; Augusta-Rich County, Ga., 19.57; Little Rock, Ark., 17.94; and San Bernardino, Calif., 17.12.
On the other end of the spectrum, CNBC.com reported that Arlington, Va., was the safest place to drive, based on a 0.48 traffic fatality per 100,000 population rate. In second place was Vancouver, Wash., 1.23; third was Moreno Valley, Calif., 1.57; fourth Rochester, N.Y. , 1.93; and in fifth place, Spokane, Wash., 1.98.