Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people
: 1.75 Total pedestrian fatalities
: 101 Total traffic fatalities
: 493 Pct. of people who walk to work
: 2.38% (21st lowest)
Maryland’s seventh-worst rate of pedestrian fatalities in 2010 is actually an improvement in the state’s safety record compared to previous years. In 2008, Maryland had the sixth-most pedestrian fatalities, while in 2009 it had the third most of any state. Maryland’s cities received an average Walk Score of just 42.29, only the 23rd-best score nationwide. The state could be safer for walkers: pedestrian deaths account for 20.5% of all traffic fatalities, the sixth-highest percentage in the United States.
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