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pedestrian danger index

In what state is a pedestrian most-likely to get hit by a car? Florida, by far. But when I read the full report on pedestrian danger, I noticed no map... and they needed one! Because a trend becomes clear when you plot the data. Specifically, the south is a bad place to be a pedestrian. Why? And why is say, Alabama, worse than car-crazy California? Are drivers worse in the south? Is it because there are more elderly drivers in the south? Or is it just the fact that nobody in the north walks in winter, so there's no pedestrians to hit in the northern states for much of the year? What do you think?? This is actually a significant issue. At least one group says that better design of our roads could have prevented 47,000 pedestrian deaths. From

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Taken on June 7, 2011