Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2019

South Florida Ranked One of the Most Dangerous for Pedestrian Deaths

South Florida has unfortunately experienced a plethora of news surrounding pedestrian deaths within the past year.

A recent study conducted by the non-profit, “Smart Growth America”, evaluated and recorded pedestrian crashes from 2008 to 2017.

According to WPTV, the study ranked the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area as the 14th most dangerous for auto pedestrian accidents.

The study found 49,340 individuals were struck and killed while crossing the streets in the U.S. and 5,433 of those deaths were in Florida.

Florida was also the location of 8 out of the top 10 most dangerous metro areas, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford being No. 1.

As a result, West Palm Beach started the Vision Zero program last year in an attempt to achieve zero fatalities and injuries by 2020.

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