Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people
: 2.58 Total pedestrian fatalities
: 487 Total traffic fatalities
: 2,445 Pct. of people who walk to work
: 1.73% (4th lowest)
Florida’s 2.58 pedestrian deaths for every 100,000 people makes it the most dangerous state for pedestrians — a title it also held in 2008 and 2009. With 487 pedestrian traffic deaths in 2010, more than one-tenth of all such fatalities in the United States occurred in Florida. Nearly 20% of all traffic fatalities were pedestrian fatalities, the seventh-highest proportion of all states measured. The average Walk Score for 202 cities in Florida that were measured was 37.7, well below the national average of 43.3. Jacksonville, the state’s largest city, had a score of 32.6, but the score was 72.5 in Miami, the second largest city. The other three cities in the top five had scores above the national average as well: Tampa scored 51.1, St. Petersburg 44.5 and Orlando 47.1 Despite being the most dangerous state for pedestrians, Florida is one of only 15 states not to ban texting while driving.
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