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South Florida: Third Most Dangerous Metro for Pedestrians

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Using your own two feet as your primary means of conveyance in Florida won't just get you drenched in sweat most of the year, it's also more likely to put you in the path of danger.

According to Transportation for America's Pedestrian Danger Index, the top four most dangerous metropolitans in America for pedestrians are all in Florida.

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach comes in third, behind number one Orlando and number two Tampa Bay. Jacksonville rounds out the top 4.

The reports says that, "that the most dangerous places to walk are those that fail to make smart infrastructure investments that make roads safer for everyone."

In 2007 and 2008, 22.5% of all traffic deaths in South Florida were pedestrians, the fourth most in the nation.

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