Are we safer drivers now than we were in 1990?

According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of fatality accidents in Washington State has decreased by 50%, from 1.8 to .9 deaths per 100 million miles traveled.  The actual number of fatalities has also decreased, from 825 in 1990 to 521 in 2008, the most recent year for data released by the USCB.  Washington is one of only 9 states with fatality rates below 1 per 100 million miles traveled.  Found out which states are safe (and see if you can figure out why Montana and Louisiana have the highest fatality rates of any states in the country) by visiting