Ten Worst Cities And States For Pedestrians

A major research study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranks the states and cities with the highest pedestrian fatality rates.

Nearly one in five pedestrians killed on America's roadways is the victim of a hit-and-run crash, according to a major research report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The report, NHTSA's most recent analysis of pedestrian fatalities, indicates that young children, as well as seniors, are especially likely to be the victims of fatal crashes involving pedestrians.More than a fifth of all children ages 5 to 9 killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. The age group with the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities are those 70 and over.States with the highest fatality rates New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida. Cities with the highest fatalities. Cities with the highest fatality rates are: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Miami, FL; and Tampa, FL. [Link to the complete 56-page report is available.]

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: NHTSA Releases Major Research Report


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