Volusia County cities cited as most dangerous in U.S. for pedestrians

A group of pedestrians cross State Road A1A at Main Street in Daytona Beach on Monday, July 11, 2022. Sections of A1A are being studied for ways to slow traffic and improve safety conditions for people on foot and bicycles.

After years of hovering near the bottom, the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach metropolitan area has become THE WORST place for pedestrian safety, according to a Smart Growth America “Dangerous By Design” report analyzing traffic safety.

The study, released today, covered a five-year stretch, from 2016 to 2020, with the Volusia County cities accounting for 4.25 deaths per 100,000 population. That topped the report’s list of the most dangerous 20 metropolitan areas.

“We are consistently near the top of this list and we need to do better,” said Colleen Nicoulin, interim executive director for the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization.

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