When you were growing up, your mom likely told you to look both ways when crossing the street; however, in some situations, mom’s good advice isn’t enough – especially if you live in the state of Florida.
The Sunshine State ranks as number two, only under California, when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. This is quite shocking, especially when you consider that California has twice the number of people Florida does. In fact, Florida leads the nation regarding crosswalk accidents per capita. Unfortunately, this is a rather troubling trend that doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Not only are there are a high number of fatalities, but the number of pedestrians injured in crosswalk accidents is also going up. This makes Florida the crosswalk accident capital of the entire United States.