Study reveals Baton Rouge is the No. 6 most dangerous city for pedestrians

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Baton Rouge is the sixth most dangerous city for pedestrians because of its high rate of pedestrian fatalities, a study analyzing pedestrian safety in the 200 largest U.S. cities reveals.

Baton Rouge’s pedestrian fatality rate is 4.6 pedestrian deaths per 100 thousand people. That’s more than two times higher than the national average rate, 1.7 deaths per 100 thousand people, according to researchers at the digital media company 360 Quote.

The study by QuoteInspector also shows which demographics see the most pedestrian deaths nationwide.

People between the ages of 80-89 face the highest risk of pedestrian death, and children younger than 10 face the lowest pedestrian death rates.

Men are more than twice as likely to experience pedestrian death than women, and African Americans and American Indians face a significantly higher rate than other groups. The pedestrian fatality rates for those groups are, respectively, 2.7 deaths per 100 thousand people and 6.2 deaths per 100 thousand people.

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