WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- New York State is the third safest area in the country when it comes to traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .
New York had 6.19 traffic-realted deaths per 100,000 people according to the NHTSA data. The only two areas with lower totals were Massachusetts with 4.79 traffic deaths per thousand and Washington, D.C. with just 3.97 traffic deaths per thousand.
The three most dangerous states to drive in were Arkansas, Mississippi and Wyoming.
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