Florida Pedestrian Safety
For four years, Florida was ranked the worst state in the nation for pedestrian safety, according to Dangerous by Design, as study of America’s roads. But not anymore. This year, Florida moved down to number five, preceded by Delaware, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Louisiana.
Orlando personal injury attorneys, public safety officials, Central Florida law enforcement agencies and many others are very excited about a new way to teach children about pedestrian safety. The Children’s Safety Village in Orlando has taught at least 8,000 children from Central Florida counties how to be safe when crossing or walking near streets and highways, and the program has inspired other communities to build their own safety villages. Safety village designers are proactively protecting the lives of area children and helping to combat the Orlando area’s reputation as the most dangerous place in the country for pedestrians.