Report: Pedestrians more likely to be killed by car than gun
April 8, 1997
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pedestrians in the United States are almost twice as likely to be killed by a stranger in a car than a stranger with a gun, says a report released Tuesday.
The report also showed that while pedestrians account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, only 1 percent of federal highway safety funds are spent on pedestrian safety. The study was done by the Environmental Working Group and the Surface Transportation Policy Project.
The most unsafe cities for pedestrians, according to the report, are Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and St. Petersburg, Florida; Atlanta; and Dallas. The safest are Pittsburgh, Boston, Milwaukee, New York City and Rochester, New York.
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