NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Pedestrians walk along a Manhattan street on March 6, 2018 in New York City. A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates the number of pedestrian deaths last year was 6,000 nationwide, a 33-year high. The report highlights a number of factors for the continued increase including distracted drivers using mobile devices and a larger number of cars on the road due to an improved economy. Despite an accident yesterday that took the lives of two small children in Brooklyn, New York City has been seeing a steady decline of pedestrian deaths since Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative.

Features of the TravelSafely app include:

Residents in the South End pilot area are encouraged to download the app and take advantage of the audible alerts. Google Play Store and Apple App Store offer free downloads of the app.

The TravelSafely app provides supplemental information that enhances driving decisions while adhering to road rules. As a motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist, users of the app must continue to remain alert and aware of their responsibilities at all times.

North Carolina City No. 1 On Best Cities To Drive In List

A major North Carolina city has topped a list of the best cities to drive in. Yes, somehow that is true. And as a former resident of that city and frequent visitor, I have questions. But it’s not just that. Two other North Carolina cities also made the top 10 of this list. Apparently, we have it better than we all think! Though as many people as I see running red lights on a daily basis in Charlotte I’d have to challenge that.

Here in North Carolina, like most American, we rely heavily on cars are our main form of transportation. In fact, 87% of Americans’ daily trips are in their own personal vehicles. That’s a lot of time in the car and probably a lot of time in traffic. Drivers annually spend an average of 15 days on the road. That’s a staggering fact. But back to this study/ranking. It was conducted by our friends at WalletHub. To determine the best places to drive WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 30 key indicators of driver-friendliness. The data set ranges from average gas prices to annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita.

Keep reading to see the top 10 including the three North Carolina cities ranked the best to drive in. You can also see where the rest of the NC cities ranked. View the full study and methodology here.

  • 10 Best Cities To Drive In

    **According to WalletHub**

  • 10. Orlando, FL

    Orlando

    Total Score: 62.28

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 37

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 2

    Safety: 88

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 1

  • 9. Garland, TX

    Texas

    Total Score: 62.66

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 17

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 58

    Safety: 31

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 23

  • 8. Arlington, TX

    Texas

    Total Score: 62.67

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 15

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 61

    Safety: 25

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 22

  • 7. Jacksonville, FL

    Jacksonville, Florida Skyline

    Total Score: 62.91

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 1

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 15

    Safety: 75

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 42

  • 6. Lincoln, NE

    Nebraska

    Total Score: 63.86

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 8

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 41

    Safety: 14

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 85

  • 5. Winston-Salem, NC

    Winston Salem

    Total Score: 64.05

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 2

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 20

    Safety: 29

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 90

  • 4. Greensboro, NC

    Greensboro skyline

    (Photo: Raynor Garey/Getty Images)

    Total Score: 64.37

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 3

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 24

    Safety: 58

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 30

  • 3. Corpus Christi, TX

    Corpus Christi

    Total Score: 64.78

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 19

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 12

    Safety: 11

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 84

  • 2. Plano, TX

    Plano Texas

    Total Score: 65.99

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 7

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 37

    Safety: 10

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 32

  • 1. Raleigh, NC

    Raleigh

    Total Score: 66.96

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 5

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 27

    Safety: 6

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 43

  • Where The Other NC Cities Ranked

  • 26. Charlotte, NC

    Charlotte

    Total Score: 59.41

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 24

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 45

    Safety: 51

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 35

  • Durham, NC

    Durham NC

    Total Score: 58.94

    Cost of Ownership & Maintenance: 16

    Traffic & Infrastructure: 51

    Safety: 57

    Access to Vehicles & Maintenance: 86