Red state voters are more likely to die in a traffic accident than blue state voters.
That’s the finding of FairWarning.org, an online, nonprofit publication that does public interest journalism.
“The 10 states with the highest fatality rates all were red, while all but one of the 10 lowest fatality states were blue. What’s more, the place with the nation’s lowest fatality rate, while not a state, was the very blue District of Columbia,” FairWarning said in an article published Tuesday.
It noted that the blue Massachusetts had the lowest rate among the states, with 4.79 road deaths per 100,000 people. Red Wyoming had a fatality rate of 27.46 per 100,000.
California had 7.27 road deaths per 100,000 people, the eighth-lowest rate of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
FairWarning defines a red state as one that voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the recent election and labeled the ones that went for Democratic incumbent President Obama as blue. It examined federal traffic death statistics for 2010.