10 most dangerous cities for walking

Drivers and pedestrians everywhere need to be alert and watch where they're going, but especially in these places.

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Jul 15, 2014 11:22PM
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U.S. Navy destroyer stops four Mexicans rowing towards Texas.
 

 
The Captain gets on the loud-hailer and shouts, "Ahoy, small craft. Where are you headed?"
 

 
One of the Mexicans puts down his oar, stands up, and shouts,
"Gringo ,we are invading the United States of America to reclaim the territory taken by the USA during the 1800's."
 
The entire crew on the destroyer doubles over in laughter.
When the Captain finally catches his breath, he gets back on the loud-hailer and asks, "Just the four of you?"
 
The same Mexican stands up again and shouts, "No, we're the last four. The other 12 million are already there."


Jul 16, 2014 10:03AM
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my grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
   she's ninety-seven today,and we don't know where the hell she is.
Jul 16, 2014 8:37AM
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Enough with the stupid click,click,click just to read an article, just put it on one page.
Jul 15, 2014 9:50PM
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Teddy Roosevelt said, "Walk softly and carry a big stick."  I say, "Always be alert to your surroundings, walk with confidence and carry a little fire-stick."  (Knock on wood) I am 65 years old, vision impaired, and walk 4 - 9 miles a day.  I don't allow myself to be distracted by my cell phone or listen to whatever with buds in my ears.  Even though I generally walk the same route each time, I still pay attention to what is going on around me.  With poor vision, I also listen for sounds of approaching vehicles and people.  You might say that consciously doing this is such a hassle.  Well, when you make it a practice, it becomes a habit, and you will find yourself doing it without consciously thinking about it.  Unlike so many habits that are bad for your health, this habit could save your life - or, the life of a loved one..
Jul 15, 2014 9:12PM
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Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, Stockton, and a lot more places like them., places it is dangerous because you might get shot or stabbed.
Jul 15, 2014 7:37PM
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Where I live I don't walk after dark and my town is nothing compared to say East St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, or Rockford.  People get beat up for drug money on a regular basis where I live.
Jul 16, 2014 11:16AM
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'walking and texting and walking into a pole.' 

 

Put a smile on my face! 

Jul 15, 2014 9:50PM
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Any Liberal Gun Control Sh!thole is DANGEROUS!!!!

 

Example: Chicago.  Strictest GC laws in the country.  Only 80ish shootings over 4th of July weekend alone!

 

Liberals=Stupid as a box of rocks.

Jul 16, 2014 12:26PM
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Actually, in Chicago or Detroit, you have to worry about getting shot and ran over at the same time.
Jul 16, 2014 10:27AM
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I live in Orlando and I'm not surprised that it is the number one most dangerous city for pedestrians.  Most neighborhoods don't have sidewalks and the drivers will run a pedestrian over in a heartbeat.  Orlando needs to build more sidewalks and bicycle paths.
Jul 15, 2014 11:17PM
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Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord?  Really?  First off, that's 3 cities, and they are NOT linked. 
Absolutely horrible article.  Further...

There's REASON, when I visited Philly, we were told to move VERY quickly across roads, even at cross sections, as Philly traffic doesn't STOP for pedestrians.


No Chicago, No Philly, No Boston...My gosh...let's just change the rules and make things "pretty" in places that everyone knows are hell holes when it comes to anything...

Jul 16, 2014 9:15AM
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Wow.  The author sure does hate Florida.
Jul 16, 2014 7:29AM
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I live in marietta. I see two problems around here. 1. Lack of sidewalks and crosswalks. 2. Jaywalkers.

 

Most days I see people standing in the middle of a 4-lane highway crossing the street. Many times they are standing next to a sign telling them to use the crosswalk.

 

I don't have much pity for stupid people that get hit by cars. I have more pity for the person that hits them because they are standing in traffic.

 

Jul 18, 2014 2:45PM
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How about giving a list of cities that are dangerous to walk in because of crime. How many people are run over in the south side of Chicago? How many are gunned sown there?
Jul 17, 2014 5:02AM
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Any city, walking in dark is dangerous.
Jul 18, 2014 4:56PM
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try to take a walk on south side of Chicago specially if you are white , DO NOT  EVEN THINK OF IT DOING IT AT NIGHT ...

THIS WRITER HAS NO INFO

Jul 16, 2014 4:04AM
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1. London, always looking the wrong way.

2. Cairo, I swear they seem to drive into you.

3. Manhattan on a rainy day, No one seems to understand how to work crowds and umbrellas.

Jul 15, 2014 10:14PM
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These stats are hard to believe..... Instead of suicide by cop it's suicide by motorist.
Jul 18, 2014 5:10PM
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Half baked article...

The real problem are pedestrians and cyclists not paying attention!!

Granted  when pedestrians are green lighted to cross in a crosswalk they have the right-a-way.

 Still, you must look over  the shoulder to the left and right and check for traffic. 

Most pedestrians don't look at all - they just march straight out into the street!

Most are on their cell phones, texting or have earphones on with their heads down!!

Don't assume anything when crossing the street!!!

Also, when you are standing at a corner; don't stand near the curb - stand back anything can happen!!!

 


Jul 18, 2014 4:19PM
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Las Vegas runs over more people then all of them!
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