Since 2009, there has been a 60% increase in pedestrian fatalities across the United States. In fact, according to the Governors Highway Safety Administration, from 2018 to 2019 alone, there was a 5% increase in pedestrian deaths, bringing 2019's total to 6,590. This infographic from Parker Waichman details the safest and most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians across America. So, where are you at a higher risk of death as a pedestrian? If you're in Florida, watch out!
Eight of the ten most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians in America are located right there in Florida, with the only two outside of the Sunshine State are Bakersfield, California (#7), and Jackson, Mississippi (#10). This infographic also has information on the number of pedestrian deaths per every 100,000 residents in different areas of the country. Wherever you're from, did it rank as either one of the most dangerous or safest metro areas in the country?