The Worst U.S. States For Pedestrian Deaths
The following infographic was created using the NTSB data and it shows that the south of the country has the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in 2016. That year, New Mexico had the highest fatality rate with 3.50 deaths per 100,000 residents, followed by Florida (3.16) and South Carolina (2.90). By comparison, 26 states had a fatality rate between 0.6 and 1.5 deaths per 100,000 residents. The analysis made numerous recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such as better safety features for vehicles and roads as well as higher standards for automobile headlights.
This chart shows pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents in 2016.