The Most Dangerous Cities to Drive In

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Feb 1, 2012

If you are worried about renting a car and driving on vacation or even driving in a new city, you should be sure that you understand what you are getting yourself into. This is a list of the most dangerous cities to drive in within America.  The list was compiled by comparing the number of vehicular deaths between each of the cities.

 

15. Oklahoma City, Okla.

Population: 551,789

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 13.41

Total fatalities: 74

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 13.5

 

14. Birmingham, Ala.

Population: 228,798

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 13.55

Total fatalities: 31

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 15.2

 

13. Tulsa, Okla.

Population: 385,635

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 14.00

Total fatalities: 54

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 18.5

 

12. St. Petersburg, Fla.

Population: 245,314

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 14.27

Total fatalities: 35

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 28.6

 

11. Jacksonville, Fla.

Population: 807,815

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 14.36

Total fatalities: 116

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 13.8

 

10. Lubbock, Texas

Population: 220,483

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 14.97

Total fatalities: 33

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 15.2

 

9. Memphis, Tenn.

Population: 669,651

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 15.08

Total fatalities: 101

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 11.9

 

8. Jackson, Miss.

Population: 173,861

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 15.53

Total fatalities: 27

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 18.5

 

7. Chattanooga, Tenn.

Population: 170,880

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 16.39

Total fatalities: 28

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 17.9

 

6. Salt Lake City, Utah

Population: 181,698

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 16.51

Total fatalities: 30

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 26.7

 

5. San Bernardino, Calif.

Population: 198,580

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 17.12

Total fatalities: 38

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 15.8

 

4. Little Rock, Ark.

Population: 189,515

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 17.94

Total fatalities: 34

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 26.5

 

3. Augusta-Richmond Co., Ga.

Population: 194,149

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 19.57

Total fatalities: 38

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 15.8

 

2. Orlando, Fla.

Population: 230,519

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 19.95

Total fatalities: 46

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 10.9

 

1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Population: 183,126

Total fatality rate per 100,000 population: 22.39

Total fatalities: 41

Percentage of fatalities that were pedestrians: 24.4

 

So, the next time that you are headed to a new city, be sure that you prepare yourself for driving in the new area!

 

 

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