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Jacksonville Among Top Dangerous Driving Cities

Posted on September 16, 2011

Unfortunately, the South is an overrepresented area of the country in a federal analysis of states with the greatest number of vehicular deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates Systems were used by CNBC and Yahoo News to determine the 15 Most Dangerous Cities for Driving. One-third of the most dangerous cities are in Florida. Some people blame the number of people driving in unfamiliar territory, senior citizens, tourists, along with spring breakers.

The list was compiled among U.S. cities with a population that exceeded 150,000.

Here is the list going backwards:

Here are some of the 15 cities starting with the worst:

#1-Fort Lauderdale, Florida / Total Fatalities per 100,000 = 22.39 / Pedestrian fatalities-24.4%

#2-Orlando/ Fatalities per 100,000=19.95/ Pedestrian fatalities -10.9%

#3- Augusta, Richmond, Georgia/ Fatalities per 100,000=19.57/ Pedestrian fatalities – 15.8%

#4 –Little Rock, Arkansas/ Fatalities per 100,000=17.94/ Pedestrian fatalities – 26.5%

#5 – San Bernardino, California/ Fatalities per 100,000=17.12%/ Pedestrian fatalities – 15.8%

Other Florida cities that ranked were:

#11 – Jacksonville, Florida/ Fatalities per 100,000=14.36%/ Pedestrian fatalities – 13.8%

#12- St. Petersburg, Florida/ Fatalities per 100,000=14.27/ Pedestrian fatalities – 28.6%

Safer cities included Arlington, Virginia; Vancouver, Washington; Moreno Valley, California; Rochester, New York; Spokane, Washington; Lincoln, Nebraska; Aurora, Ill.; St. Paul, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; and Jersey City, New Jersey.

The most dangerous city for pedestrians is Pittsburgh, which accounted for more than 50 percent of the total number of fatalities.

Florida motorists and pedestrians should be mindful that we have some particularly dangerous cities for whatever reason. If you are involved in an auto accident or a loved one is hit by a car, our experienced and caring Jacksonville car crash attorneys will always take the time to review your case to determine if there is an at-fault party who maybe partially or totally responsible for your injuries, their cost and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Following an accident is the worst time to try and go it alone. We are available to help.

Source: http://www.news4jax.com/slideshow/automotive/29106109/detail.html