Orlando Ranks #1: Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

For the second time in a row, Orlando ranked first on Transportation for America’s list of the most dangerous places for pedestrians. Orlando isn’t the only Florida city to make the list though;  the top four spots were held by cities in the Sunshine State.

Most Dangerous metro areas:

  1. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
  2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  3. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
  4. Jacksonville, FL
  5. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
  6. Raleigh-Cary, NC
  7. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
  8. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
  9. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
  10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

To find out how safe your local streets are, click here to view an interactive map created by Transportation for America. Users can search by address and obtain a street-view of potentially dangerous locations, plus pedestrian fatality locations and information.

To help reduce the number of pedestrian accidents, drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to learn and abide by the rules of the road. For example:


  • Stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk
  • No cell phone calls or texting
  • Yield to pedestrians when turning left or right
  • Do not drive while impaired
  • Bicycles have as much right to the entire lane as vehicles


  • Look left, then right, then left again
  • No cell phone usage
  • Obey Walk/Don’t Walk Traffic signals
  • Cross only in designated crosswalks
  • Use extra caution when crossing a street with multiple lanes of traffic

Click here to view the complete 2011 Transportation for America pedestrian safety report, or click here for more information about Orlando pedestrian accidents

Have you or a loved one been involved in a Central Florida accident? Orlando pedestrian accident lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. may be able to help. Call (888) 444-8508 for a free case evaluation.