Florida the most dangerous state for pedestrians, says Smart Growth America study

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians, according to a new study by the national research group Smart Growth America.

The group says the elderly and minorities are at the most risk walking the roads.

It points to Florida's large elderly population as part of the reason Florida is the most dangerous.

The study also says the fact Florida has several streets that are wide with fast moving traffic is to blame.

Roads with speed limits of 40 mph or more have the most traffic fatalities, according to the study.

The study says the top four most dangerous cities in the country for walkers are in Florida: Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami.

This isn't the first time Florida has been named the most dangerous, according to the study.

The study say "Florida is improving safety for their residents" despite the top ranking.

It says the state is investing money in making roads safer and educating both drivers and pedestrians to look out for each other.

Boston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, New York and San Francisco were the metro areas ranked the least dangerous for pedestrians.

Click here to read the full study.

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