WalletHub study says ND is 30th Safest State in America

A new WalletHub study says North Dakota is the 30th safest state in the U.S. The report released Oct. 25 says it compared all 50 states across 53 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories.

“Any time statistics such as these come out, it’s a good reminder that safety needs to take priority. Reducing risks on our roadways, communities and workplaces is key to a safer North Dakota. Putting down the cell phone, limiting distractions and hazard education are key to making sure people make it home safe each night.”

Personal & Residential Safety, Financial Safety, Road Safety, Workplace Safety and Emergency Preparedness were the five categories used. WalletHub says they used a 100-point scale for each and then calculated an overall score.

So how did North Dakota do?

  • Personal & Residential Safety: 20th
  • Financial Safety: 12th
  • Road Safety: 8th
  • Workplace Safety: 49th
  • Emergency Preparedness 37th
  • Overall Rank: 30th

Source: WalletHub

As for the top 5 safest states in the U.S.

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Utah
  5. Hawaii

The North Dakota Safety Council’s mission is to prevent injuries and save lives. Driver Safety, Community Safety, Workplace Safety and First Aid make up key training opportunities at the NDSC. With more than 150 courses offered the NDSC works closely with over 900 member companies as well as North Dakota communities. The NDSC is the region’s safety training experts.