Virginia ranked #8 safest state for 4th of July, study says

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 18:34:07-04

There’s some good news for Virginians or for anyone who may be traveling to Virginia for the 4th of July holiday.

The safety experts at ASecureLife have just released their annual 4th of July state safety rankings and Virginia made the #8 spot.

Though the holiday is fun, July 4th is also notorious for having more traffic fatalities and fire reports than any other day of the year. With this in mind, this study assessed the safety risks in each state according to its latest and most relevant data.

The top 10 safest states on 4th of July are as listed, according to the study:

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Illinois

The 10 most dangerous states states on 4th of July are as listed, according to the study:

  • South Carolina
  • Wyoming
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • Idaho
  • West Virginia
  • California
  • Mississippi
  • Oregon
  • Oklahoma

Check out the full report for more details about the methodology and to learn what residents in each state can do to celebrate safely this year.