Study ranks Kansas as the 2nd deadliest state for distracted driving

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More than 55 million travelers are expected to hit the roads and skies for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For those driving for the holiday, the weather and digital distractions can make the highways extra treacherous nowadays. A study released by says Kansas is the second deadliest state when it comes to distracted driving. 

The website says the report released Monday was compiled using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).

"Specifically, we took count of all fatal car crashes involving a distracted driver for each state and standardized them with each state’s population," the website says. "This ultimately resulted in the number of distracted driving fatal crashes per 1 million state residents for each state, which is what is used in the ranking."

New Mexico was ranked the deadliest state. Kentucky, Louisiana and Hawaii round out the top five. The states with the fewest distracted driving fatalities, according to the study, were Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, Mississippi and California. 

See the full report here

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