Albuquerque ranks among country’s most dangerous cities for pedestrians

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque has been named among the country’s most dangerous cities for pedestrians, according to a new report.

Researchers at QuoteInspector analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which showed the most dangerous cities for pedestrians were located primarily in the South or the West, with Albuquerque taking the 11th spot.

According to the report, “While the total number of miles traveled on American roads increased by 7.5 percent between 2013 and 2017, the number of pedestrian fatalities during the same period increased by more than 27 percent. As of 2017, pedestrians accounted for 16.1 percent of all traffic-related fatalities.”

Based on the data, researchers found Fort Lauderdale, Florida was the most dangerous city for pedestrians, followed by Detroit, Michigan. To view the full report, click here.

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