North Carolina named one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians
North Carolina has been named one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians.
24/7 Wall St. listed the Tar Heel state as the sixth most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians, with 2.02 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people.
North Carolina was the fifth highest for both total pedestrian fatalities in 2012 (at 197) and total traffic fatalities (at 1,292).
The findings of the study were based on data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
North Carolina’s pedestrian fatality rate from 2010 to 2012 increased by more than 14 percent, according to the research. That is one of the highest rates nationwide.
The research cited North Carolina’s density and the fact that North Carolinians are more likely to drive than other state residents as possible factors.
Delaware was named the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians, followed by New Mexico, South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida.
Read about the study: 24/7 Wall St.