The 10 Most Feared States By Pedestrians

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The majority of roads in America are primarily adapted towards vehicles with pedestrian use seen as a secondary requirement. However this mentality is changing all over the US specifically in cities as the local government have begun to enforce the “complete streets” legislation that designs the roads with cars, bikes and pedestrians equally at the forefront.

Although pedestrians are still at great risk of being injured or killed in car accidents today, data that has been supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 5,500 people were killed by cars in 2014, however in the late 1970s the number was over 8,000 so there is progress being made.

The car insurance education organization know as the Auto Insurance Center has used specific data to compile a ranking for states based on the number of pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents in 2014. It is important to realize that this doesn’t take into account the total number of pedestrian in each state as this is far more difficult to measure, it does however provide an approximate guide of which states are most dangerous for those travelling on foot.

  1. New Mexico sees 3.64 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 76.
  2. Florida sees 3.39 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 674.
  3. Delaware sees 2.99 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 28.
  4. Louisiana sees 2.8 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 130.
  5. Nevada sees 2.64 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 75.
  6. Arkansas sees 2.6 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 77.
  7. South Carolina sees 2.42 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 117.
  8. Alabama sees 2.33 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 113.
  9. Arizona sees 2.17 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 146.
  10. New Jersey sees 2.16 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 193.

With data provided by the Auto Insurance Center shows that the states which rank amongst the lowest are as follows:

  1. Minnesota sees 0.29 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 16.
  2. Nebraska sees 0.48 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 9.
  3. Iowa sees 0.61 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 19.
  4. Maine sees 0.68 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 9.
  5. Idaho sees 0.80 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 13.
  6. Vermont sees 0.80 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 5.
  7. Wisconsin sees 0.82 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 47.
  8. Ohio sees 0.89 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 103.
  9. Kansas sees 0.90 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 26.
  10. New Hampshire sees 0.90 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents with fatalities of 12.

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