posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 10:35 AM
But you also have to look at the fact that the safety standards for Trucks are different than those of Automobiles.
Everything from accident avoidance, braking distances, rollover risks. To how the body crumples allowing the engine to enter the passenger compartment
as well as how the seats holdup/deform in a crash.
Cars generally perform better and have better survivability rates than those of Trucks and SUVs.
Most of the States you mention, with the highest fatality rates are more rural meaning more pickup trucks....
the lowest being Massachusetts and Connecticut where there are more likely fewer pick ups driven per capita.
More Trucks means more injuries/fatalities unfortunately. Most of these fatalities are attributed to rollovers and resulting roof collapses.
Statistics don't lie.
Plain and Simple.
edit on 23-4-2011 by nh_ee because: typos