AC-T: Asheville tops NC in per capita pedestrian accidents

From the Asheville Citizen-Times:

A steady increase in the number of vehicle/pedestrian collisions in recent years has earned Asheville a dubious distinction — that of the most dangerous city in the state, per capita, for people on foot.

Despite myriad efforts by city leaders ranging from sidewalk improvements to stepped-up police enforcement of traffic rules, the city ended a five-year period from 2008-12 with an average annual pedestrian accident rate of 8.1 accidents per 10,000 residents, easily the highest among the 10 largest metro areas in the state, according to an N.C. Department of Transportation report.

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