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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Florida Deadly For Bicyclists/Pedestrians

I hear a lot of grumbling about how our area has to be one of the least safe places for walking or bicycling. But you'd be wrong if you thought that. Federal statistics now show that Florida is the deadliest state for pedestrians and bicyclists.

In 2008, 11.1% of pedestrians and 17.4% of bicyclists killed in the U.S. died in Florida, which has 6% of the nation's population.

Here are more statistics from USA Today, plus a really cool interactive map that shows you stats for each state when you put your cursor over it.

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