PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — South Florida is one of the most dangerous parts of the country for pedestrians, according to a new report.
It measured how many pedestrians are hit and killed by drivers every year, in relation to the population of those areas.
The report found that the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area is the 14th most dangerous place in America for pedestrians.
The study said there were 1,549 pedestrian deaths in that region between 2008 and 2017.
According to the report, the top six most dangerous areas in the country are all in Florida:
- Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
- Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
- North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton
- Lakeland-Winter Haven
The deadliest states for pedestrians, according to the report are:
The study calls on federal, state, and local governments to invest in projects that will make our streets safer.