Big cities are dangerous places. Due to crime and congested traffic they could be hazardous to your health right? Not true says a new study published in the Journal of Injury Prevention. In fact, you’re more likely to suffer fatal injries if you live in a rural area. And the further you live from a city, the more likely you are to die from injury.

Why? Because of transportation and land use
patterns. While people who live in urban areas are more likely to killed by gun
violence, people who live in rural areas are far more likely to die in a car
crash. And overall, many more people are killed in traffic than are killed with
DC Streetsblog has more on the study and the numbers to support it.
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