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New safety report puts Arizona 5th in nation for pedestrian deaths
In the report is analysis of pedestrian fatality rates in all 50 states in 2016. When comparing those rates, Arizona ranked fifth in the nation for pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents, at a rate of 2.75.
New Mexico had the highest pedestrian fatality rate at 3.50.
Take a look at the top five states for pedestrian fatality rates in the nation, according to data analysis from the NTSB:
New Mexico - 3.50
Florida - 3.16
South Carolina - 2.90
Delaware - 2.83
Arizona - 2.75
The report makes almost a dozen different recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for enhanced safety features to vehicles and roads.
These recommendations include new standards for car headlight systems, improved vehicle testing measures, and the inclusion of more detailed data surrounding pedestrian crashes and fatalities.