Here are the 25 states where drivers not paying attention pose the gravest dangers. We count down to the most hazardous state for distracted driving.

25. Delaware

Delaware

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 15
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 20,646.3
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.73

24. Alaska

Alaska

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 8
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 11,006
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.73

23. North Carolina

North Carolina

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 182
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 240,303.6
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.76

22. Nebraska

Nebraska

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 32
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 41,976.8
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.76

21. Alabama

Alabama

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 112
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 141,844.5
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.79

20. Wyoming

Wyoming

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 16
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 20,223.1
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.79

19. Arizona

Arizona

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 112
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 131,214.1
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.85

18. Virginia

Virginia

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 151
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 170,599.1
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.89

17. Wisconsin

Wisconsin

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 118
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 131,209.1
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.9

16. New York

New York

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 245
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 247,242.2
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 0.99

15. Missouri

Missouri

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 153
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 152,506.3
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1

14. Florida

Florida

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 451
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 440,641.5
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.02

13. Colorado

Colorado

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 124
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 107,335.7
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.16

12. Oklahoma

Oklahoma

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 111
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 94,835.3
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.17

11. South Carolina

South Carolina

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 141
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 112,297.9
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.26

10. Idaho

Idaho

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 47
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 35,009.5
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.34

9. Texas

Texas

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 758
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 555,018.2
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.37

8. West Virginia

West Virginia

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 54
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 38,519.7
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.4

7. New Jersey

New Jersey

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 251
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 155,047.5
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 1.62

6. Washington

Washington

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 259
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 123,786.6
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 2.09

5. Hawaii

Hawaii

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 57
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 21,635.4
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 2.63

4. Louisiana

Louisiana

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 268
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 99,266.3
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 2.7

3. Kentucky

Kentucky

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 279
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 98,782.9
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 2.82

2. Kansas

Kansas

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 201
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 64,448.6
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 3.12

1. New Mexico

New Mexico

  • 2017–2018 total distracted driving deaths: 273
  • 2017–2018 miles driven (in millions): 56,968.5
  • Distracted driving fatality rate (per billion miles traveled): 4.79

A veteran business journalist, Jeff Ostrowski writes for MoneyGeek and the Palm Beach Post in Florida.