Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people
: 1.77 Total pedestrian fatalities
: 169 Total traffic fatalities
: 1,319 Pct. of people who walk to work
: 1.89% (11th lowest)
North Carolina ranked ninth for pedestrian safety in 2008, with 1.73 deaths per 100,000 people. The state managed to lower the pedestrian death rate to 1.56 per 100,000 in 2009, moving North Carolina off the 10 most dangerous states for pedestrians. However, the improvement did not last too long as the state’s rate of 1.77 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people in 2010 was the sixth highest in the United States. North Carolina’s Walk Score of 34.93 is the seventh worst of all states. Of the five largest cities in the state, the city with the highest Walk Score is Raleigh, whose score of 41.4 is still below the national average of 43.3.
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