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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.

    RELATED: Most dangerous states to drive in

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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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