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24/7 Wall St.: The Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians

4. South Carolina

Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people: 1.94
Total pedestrian fatalities: 90
Total traffic fatalities: 810
Pct. of people who walk to work: 1.97% (12th lowest)

South Carolina was one of the five worst states for pedestrian safety each year from 2008 to 2010. The state is not very walking-friendly, as the average Walk Score for cities in South Carolina is just 35.28, the eighth-lowest score in the country. Counting pedestrian deaths, South Carolina had 17.47 total traffic fatalities per 100,000 people, the eighth-highest rate nationwide, and 810 traffic deaths in total. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 11.1% of this total in 2010, an increase from 10% of all traffic deaths in 2009.

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