The Nation's Most Dangerous Cities For Pedestrians

Fort Lauderdale and Miami streets are the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrian, a new study reports.

April 24, 2003, 5:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Fort Lauderdale averaged 12 pedestrian fatalities per year from 1998 to 2000. Miami, with more than double Fort Lauderdale's population, averaged 22 fatalities in that time period. Common themes: the overwhelming majority of fatalities occurred outside intersections, two-thirds took place on urban roads and half happened at night. Alcohol was more of a factor for victims than drivers; 37% of the pedestrians killed had alcohol in their system, compared to 18% of the drivers."

Thanks to Sheryl Stolzenberg

Wednesday, April 23, 2003 in Sun-Sentinel


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