Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people
: 1.91 Total pedestrian fatalities
: 26 Total traffic fatalities
: 113 Pct. of people who walk to work
: 4.75% (6th highest)
Unlike other states on this list, only 84.7% of Hawaiians drive to work, the fourth-lowest proportion nationwide. Instead, Hawaii has the sixth-highest percentages of people choosing to walk and choosing to use public transportation to get to work. Generally, fewer drivers mean safer roads, as evidenced by Hawaii’s 11th-lowest number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 people in 2010. The exception to this was pedestrians, who accounted for 23% of all traffic deaths that year, the third-highest percentage nationwide. One the worst states for pedestrian safety, Governor Neil Abercrombie has made August 2012 Hawaii’s “Pedestrian Safety Month.”
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