The most dangerous places to cross the street are pretty much all in Florida - consider this:

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The most dangerous places to cross the street are pretty much all in Florida - consider this: 

Bottom Line: Demographics are clearly at play with the most dangerous metros to be crossing streets on foot. According to the "Dangerous by Design 2016" report on "Pedestrian Danger Index", only two of the top eleven cities for pedestrian danger are outside of Florida!  

According to the index those over 65 are 50% more likely to be involved in an incident while crossing streets. Given the demographics of Florida, it stands to reason that we'd have our share of concerns with pedestrians crossing the road. Here are the 11 most dangerous metros for pedestrians in the country: 

2016 Pedestrian Danger Index:

1 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 

2 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 

3 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 

4 Jacksonville, FL 

5 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 

6 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 

7 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 

8 Jackson, MS 

9 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 

10 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 

11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

So as you can see, north to south, east to west, Florida's streets are full of risk. We all know the old saying about looking both ways before we cross the street. In our case we might need to look twice and keep looking as we're on the move.

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