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New Study Released on New Jersey Dangerous Roadways

A new study by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign recently released information on New Jersey's most dangerous roadways. From the years 2009 to 2011, the roads and corresponding counties with the highest car accident fatality rates were:

  • Route 1 – Middlesex County
  • Route 130 – Burlington County
  • Blackhorse Pike – Atlantic County

Route 1, Route 130 and Blackhorse Pike each saw nine motor vehicle accidents resulting in fatalities (2009-2011). There was also a significant amount of pedestrian deaths. Statistics indicate that Route 30 and Route 9 both saw eight pedestrian deaths total during these three years. During this same time span, there was a total of 440 pedestrians killed in New Jersey.

While New Jersey has been implementing regulations and new safety measures to counteract these high accident numbers, it still has a long way to go. Many want stiffer penalties for reckless drivers, especially those responsible for killing and injuring pedestrians.

Pedestrian accidents and deaths are rampant not only on the roads cited in the recent study but also in highly congested roadways in the boroughs of Manhattan. New York State traffic and motor vehicle laws and statutes mandate that operators of motor vehicles exhibit caution when encountering pedestrians.

Essentially, motorists have a duty to "see what is there to be seen." The law clearly places the burden on motorists as opposed to pedestrians to use caution. Unfortunately for the pedestrians cited in the above New Jersey study, that is often not the case. If you or a loved one were injured by a motor vehicle contact the Law Firm of Steven I. Fried to discuss your case.

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