- Don't walk this way May 21
Almost three pedestrians are killed per every 100,000 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, metro area — twice the national average, according to a report from Smart Growth America. And that wasn't even the most unsafe metro area, per the group's Pedestrian Danger Index, which incorporates a city's fatality rate and the share of its commuters who walk to work. That ignominious honor belongs to Orlando, whose 244 PDI dwarfed second-place St. Pete's 190.
If you're starting to sense a pattern, that's because there is one. The four most dangerous metro regions in the nation are all in Florida, with Jacksonville and Miami placing third and fourth, respectively.- -
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