Pedestrians, watch out!
Los Angeles is the second deadliest city for pedestrians in the U.S.,according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Out of the 242 traffic-related deaths in 2012, 99 of them were pedestrians, the data shows. This equals to 41 percent.
At the state level, 612 individuals were pedestrians out of the total 2,857 traffic deaths in California.
Los Angeles is second only to the Big Apple.
New York City had the most pedestrian deaths in the country with a total of 127, according to the report.
Important to keep in mind that these numbers only represent people walking, not those on bicycles.
To avoid getting hit by a car, it is recommended that pedestrians make eye contact with drivers, use the marked crosswalks and wear bright-colored clothing at night.
Also, just because someone is drunk and on foot, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are safer than drunk drivers.
According to the report, 36 percent of those pedestrians killed had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of .08 percent or higher.