Los Angeles Rated Most Unsafe Location for Pedestrians
The 80’s New Wave band Missing Person’s said it best. “Nobody Walks in L.A.” The LADOT outlines some walker safety issues in the city. The NY Times reported how the city is completely different on foot. The LA Times has a helpful map outlining many of the worst places to walk in the city. The City of Angels was built for car traffic. The auto will likely remain the king of the streets here.
Living in Los Angeles has benefits, of course, unless it includes walking. The city is better for big rigs than pedestrians. The city remains filled with drivers. In this case, walking in L.A. can lead to deadly collisions with pedestrians.
This is because the typical L.A. driver remains unaccustomed pedestrians. So this places people on foot danger of traffic accidents. Collisions have devastating results for the pedestrian in this case. Los Angeles has a large number of intersections with pedestrians hurt. Areas in this instance with repeated incidents of pedestrians hit by cars.
The dangers for walkers, in this case, came out in a new study. The study did, as a matter of fact, show the top twenty locations. In fact, the number one place went to LA County.
Though, the county did have the most pedestrian deaths nationwide. The study used National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2014 data. This, in fact, showed a large number of pedestrian deaths too. The county did have the highest number of pedestrians hit too. But, it’s over one hundred deaths higher over the next location. In fact, LA County walker’s deaths reached double over the second location.
That’s double the number of deaths in Maricopa County, Arizona. This, in fact, did hit number two of counties in the top twenty. Though, Maricopa County, as a matter of fact, includes the city of Phoenix. The same period this Arizona County had 91 pedestrian deaths. Though 91 is a lot, LA County still tops the danger list.
Where are the High Numbers of Pedestrian Incidents?
Three other counties in California also hit the list. San Diego County hit number four on the list. Though, San Bernardino County in fact made number seven on the list. But, Riverside County, in this case, came in at number 14. Of course, fewer pedestrian deaths happened in these counties than in L.A.
Florida’s another state that with many counties on the danger list. Of course, it doesn’t have the amount of danger for pedestrians of the Golden State. Believe it or not, California, pedestrian, and car collisions hit a high rate in Redondo Beach.
But, of course, it’s another city in Los Angeles County. In this case, too it’s, in fact, another LA County intersection. Since of course, it’s the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street.