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Most dangerous states for pedestrians
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Most dangerous states for pedestrians

Driver’s education is a high school rite of passage for many people, but given the number of pedestrian deaths caused by automobiles each year it may be time for some drivers to go back to school. About 15% of all U.S. motor vehicle deaths are pedestrian deaths, and 1.85 pedestrians out of every 100,000 die in motor vehicle accidents.

Stacker crunched the numbers to bring you the rankings of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. The rankings include all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and are based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) special report on pedestrian safety.

The states are ranked from most to fewest pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people, with the percentage of pedestrian deaths used to break any ties. Keep your eyes open for moving objects the next time you’re behind the wheel—and remember to look both ways before you cross the street.

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#51. Nebraska
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#51. Nebraska

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 0.63
Number of pedestrians killed: 12
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 218
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 5.5%

#50. Vermont
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#50. Vermont

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 0.64
Number of pedestrians killed: 4
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 62
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 6.45%

#49. South Dakota
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#49. South Dakota

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 0.7
Number of pedestrians killed: 6
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 116
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 5.17%

#48. Iowa
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#48. Iowa

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 0.7
Number of pedestrians killed: 22
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 404
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 5.45%

#47. Wyoming
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#47. Wyoming

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 0.85
Number of pedestrians killed: 5
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 112
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 4.46%

#46. Wisconsin
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#46. Wisconsin

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 0.88
Number of pedestrians killed: 51
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 607
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 8.4%

#45. North Dakota
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#45. North Dakota

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 0.93
Number of pedestrians killed: 7
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 113
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 6.19%

#44. Idaho
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#44. Idaho

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.01
Number of pedestrians killed: 17
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 253
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 6.72%

#43. Minnesota
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#43. Minnesota

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.05
Number of pedestrians killed: 58
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 392
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 14.8%

#42. Montana
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#42. Montana

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.06
Number of pedestrians killed: 11
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 190
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 5.79%

#41. Utah
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#41. Utah

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.15
Number of pedestrians killed: 35
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 281
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 12.46%

#40. Ohio
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#40. Ohio

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.15
Number of pedestrians killed: 134
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,132
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 11.84%

#39. Illinois
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#39. Illinois

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.15
Number of pedestrians killed: 148
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,082
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 13.68%

#38. Washington
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#38. Washington

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.15
Number of pedestrians killed: 84
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 537
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 15.64%

#37. Washington, D.C.
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#37. Washington, D.C.

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.17
Number of pedestrians killed: 8
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 27
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 29.63%

#36. Massachusetts
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#36. Massachusetts

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.17
Number of pedestrians killed: 80
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 389
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 20.57%

#35. New Hampshire
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#35. New Hampshire

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.27
Number of pedestrians killed: 17
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 136
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 12.5%

#34. Maine
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#34. Maine

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.28
Number of pedestrians killed: 17
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 161
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 10.56%

#33. Indiana
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#33. Indiana

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.28
Number of pedestrians killed: 85
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 821
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 10.35%

#32. West Virginia
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#32. West Virginia

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.31
Number of pedestrians killed: 24
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 269
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 8.92%

#31. Pennsylvania
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#31. Pennsylvania

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.32
Number of pedestrians killed: 169
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,188
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 14.23%

#30. Rhode Island
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#30. Rhode Island

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.32
Number of pedestrians killed: 14
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 51
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 27.45%

#29. Kansas
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#29. Kansas

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.41
Number of pedestrians killed: 41
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 429
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 9.56%

#28. Colorado
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#28. Colorado

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.43
Number of pedestrians killed: 79
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 608
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 12.99%

#27. Virginia
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#27. Virginia

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.45
Number of pedestrians killed: 122
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 760
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 16.05%

#26. Tennessee
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#26. Tennessee

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.46
Number of pedestrians killed: 97
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,041
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 9.32%

#25. Arkansas
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#25. Arkansas

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.47
Number of pedestrians killed: 44
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 545
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 8.07%

#24. Connecticut
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#24. Connecticut

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.51
Number of pedestrians killed: 54
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 293
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 18.43%

#23. New York
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#23. New York

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.53
Number of pedestrians killed: 304
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,025
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 29.66%

#22. Missouri
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#22. Missouri

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.58
Number of pedestrians killed: 96
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 945
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 10.16%

#21. Alaska
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#21. Alaska

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.62
Number of pedestrians killed: 12
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 84
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 14.29%

#20. Michigan
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#20. Michigan

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.63
Number of pedestrians killed: 162
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,064
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 15.23%

#19. Maryland
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#19. Maryland

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.73
Number of pedestrians killed: 104
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 505
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 20.59%

#18. Oregon
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#18. Oregon

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.76
Number of pedestrians killed: 72
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 495
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 14.55%

#17. New Jersey
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#17. New Jersey

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.8
Number of pedestrians killed: 162
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 601
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 26.96%

#16. Kentucky
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#16. Kentucky

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.83
Number of pedestrians killed: 81
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 834
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 9.71%

#15. Mississippi
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#15. Mississippi

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.94
Number of pedestrians killed: 58
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 690
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 8.41%

#14. North Carolina
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#14. North Carolina

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 1.97
Number of pedestrians killed: 200
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,450
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 13.79%

#13. Hawaii
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#13. Hawaii

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.03
Number of pedestrians killed: 29
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 120
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 24.17%

#12. California
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#12. California

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.21
Number of pedestrians killed: 867
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 3,623
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 23.93%

#11. Oklahoma
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#11. Oklahoma

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.22
Number of pedestrians killed: 87
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 683
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 12.74%

#10. Georgia
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#10. Georgia

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.25
Number of pedestrians killed: 232
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,554
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 14.93%

#9. Alabama
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#9. Alabama

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.28
Number of pedestrians killed: 111
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,038
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 10.69%

#8. Texas
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#8. Texas

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.41
Number of pedestrians killed: 672
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 3,776
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 17.8%

#7. Louisiana
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#7. Louisiana

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.71
Number of pedestrians killed: 127
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 757
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 16.78%

#6. Nevada
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#6. Nevada

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.72
Number of pedestrians killed: 80
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 328
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 24.39%

#5. Arizona
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#5. Arizona

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.75
Number of pedestrians killed: 190
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 962
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 19.75%

#4. Delaware
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#4. Delaware

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.83
Number of pedestrians killed: 27
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 119
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 22.69%

#3. South Carolina
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#3. South Carolina

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 2.9
Number of pedestrians killed: 144
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 1,015
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 14.19%

#2. Florida
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#2. Florida

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 3.16
Number of pedestrians killed: 652
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 3,174
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 20.54%

#1. New Mexico
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#1. New Mexico

Pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people: 3.5
Number of pedestrians killed: 73
Total number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents: 402
Percentage pedestrian deaths of total deaths: 18.16%

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