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Study ranks Nebraska among safest states for pedestrians

Posted at 2:46 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 15:46:09-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A team of auto experts with QuoteWizard released results of a study ranking the most dangerous states for pedestrians.

Nebraska ranked 46th, making it one of the safest states for pedestrians with an average fatality rate of 6.38% from 2013 to 2017, according to QuoteWizard.

More highly populated urban metro areas tended to be closer to the top of the list for most dangerous states.

See some key findings from QuoteWizard below.

  • Our team of auto safety experts at QuoteWizard created a study ranking the most dangerous states for pedestrians which ranked Nebraska as one of the lowest rates (making it one of the safest) in the country.
  • From 2013 to 2017 Nebraska had 72 total pedestrian fatalities.
  • An average of 5,436 pedestrians die every year in fatal car crashes.
  • Pedestrian deaths are on the rise. In 2017, pedestrian fatality rate was 16.08% — highest in a five-year span since 2013.
  • Urban states have the highest rate of pedestrian deaths, New Jersey and New York lead the way. New York - Newark total pop. 19,979,480.
  • Pedestrians are more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than Motorcyclists and Bicyclists.

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