Salt Lake City is 6th most dangerous place to drive

Published August 3, 2011 11:55 am

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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.