Study ranks Oklahoma City among the most dangerous for pedestrians

Friday, December 3rd 2004, 8:35 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A new study shows Oklahoma City is one of the most dangerous places to walk in America.

The study by the Surface Transportation Policy Project ranks Oklahoma City as the 19th most dangerous metropolitan area for pedestrians.

The Oklahomans Washington bureau reports twelve pedestrians were killed in the city last year, and 20 died in 2002.

Ten percent of the Oklahoma City area's traffic deaths involved pedestrians. The state overall averaged 46 pedestrian deaths in 2002 and 2003.

Florida had the four most dangerous cities on the list, and most of the worst areas were in the south and west. Of the top 50 metro areas, Boston was ranked as the safest, with Pittsburgh, Cleveland and New York close behind.