Virginia Ranked In the Middle of Pedestrian Safety

By: Charles House II Email
By: Charles House II Email

Pedestrian accidents may not seem as commend in the Valley as in other places. A new report explains why. Virginia ranks right in the middle, at number 22, of the most dangerous states for pedestrian accidents.

Dangerous By Design ranks every state, metro area, and county. Most of the state comes in right in the middle; however, Richmond comes in at 19, much more dangerous than DC, at 35 of the 51 largest metropolitan regions. Virginia's increase in pedestrian commuters may explain it's relative safety. After today's incident, we spoke with a Staunton man about his pedestrian experience.

"I've never had any issues with it. Everybody seems to drive normal, you kind of pay attention to the lights on your own and hope everybody else is too and let it go. I haven't really run into any issues with walking or skating or anything," said Cody Almarode.

You can find the report at http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/research/dangerous-by-design/dbd2014/national-overview/.


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