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Safe States to Travel to During the Holidays

QuoteWizard released a report on holiday travel risk factors to see which states were considered safe to travel to and which ones riskier than others to visit this holiday season.

With holiday travel estimated to see strong numbers, dangers on the roads, and COVID-19 make for serious risks while seeing friends and family this year. Depending on where you’re traveling, those risks can be greater than other destinations.

Every year, holiday travel presents its own dangers on the roads. In 2019, the NHTSA estimated nearly 800 auto fatalities to occur from Christmas to New Year’s Eve. However, holiday travel in 2020 will have the added dangers of traveling during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising against holiday travel, but given the nine million that traveled over Thanksgiving, the December holiday is likely to see high travel numbers as well.

With holiday travel estimated to see strong numbers, dangers on the roads and COVID-19 make for serious risks while seeing friends and family this year. Depending where you’re traveling, those risks can be greater than other destinations. The research team at QuoteWizard compiled a number of holiday travel risk factors to see which states were considered riskier than others to visit this holiday season.

QuoteWizard looked at dangerous driving comparisons to evaluate road travel risk and compared those figures with COVID-19-related risk factors. Overall, QuoteWizard evaluated eight risk factors in each state to compile our ranking of the riskiest states to travel to this holiday season. These factors include:

  • Dangerous driving states 
  • Seniors with underlying health conditions 
  • Adult vaccination rates
  • Hospital capacity 
  • COVID-19 cases and death rates

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Iuliia Tore