Texas among most dangerous states for pedestrians

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Texas among most dangerous states for pedestrians

HOUSTON — When it comes to pedestrian deaths, it can be hard to know who’s to blame. Drivers? Walkers? Roads and infrastructure?

24/7 Wall Street looked at the numbers to give a “crash course” on where to really watch out, and it turns out that right here is a good place to start. According to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Texas is the tenth most dangerous state: almost 500 pedestrians died in 2012.

It gets progressively worse in Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, New Mexico and Delaware.  On the other end of the spectrum, South Dakota is super safe.

A lot of factors play into all this, but experts say texting and driving may be the biggest problem right now.