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A new study shows Los Angeles drivers to be deadlier than those across the nation, killing more bicyclists and pedestrians than the national average.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - While the national average of pedestrian fatalities is around 11.4 percent, LA drivers have rates that are three times as high. The only place that did worse was New York City where almost 50 percent of all traffic fatalities were pedestrians.
Researchers say it's a matter of exposure, since large urban areas such as LA and New York have large urban populations that commute on foot and bicycle.
The study also showed that more fatalities occur at night since more people are out on the streets at those times and it becomes more difficult to see.
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