And they say walking is good for your health.

A report released this week identifies the most dangerous cities for pedestrians.

The report by Transportation for America and the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership claims that pedestrian safety is not being made a focal point, despite 43,000 pedestrian deaths nationwide.

The report ranked cities based on fatality data from 2007-2008, recording the average annual number of pedestrians killed per 100,000 people compared to the percentage of the population of people who walk to work.

Ranked most deadly for pedestrians in California was the metropolitan area of Riverside–San Bernardino-Ontario. The area ranked No. 18 nationally.

Close behind at No. 22 was Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville at No. 22.

Other deadly metro areas in California include: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (No. 26), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (No. 27), San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (No. 33) and San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (No. 40).

The four most deadly cities for pedestrians all are in Florida.

For the complete list and report, click here.

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