Unfortunately, New Jersey sees plenty of tragedies out on the roads. There were 624 traffic deaths in the state last year.
Which highway saw the most of these fatalities? State traffic statistics show that the Garden State Parkway was the deadliest highway in New Jersey in 2017. There were a state-high of 25 deaths throughout the year. The highway with the second highest fatality total was the New Jersey Turnpike with 21 deaths. Interstate 80 was the third with 16 deaths.
These three roads each saw a different trend when it comes to how the 2017 traffic death total compared to the total from the previous year. In 2017, traffic deaths were down on the Garden State Parkway, held steady on the New Jersey Turnpike, and were up on I-80.
What do you think are some of the most dangerous roads in New Jersey? How about the safest?
When out on any roads in the state, it is important for drivers to be mindful of how they act. Driver conduct has huge impacts on traffic safety and the likelihood of auto accidents. To avoid accidents, it is critical for motorists to avoid certain behaviors such as distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving. According to the State Police, these three behaviors are top contributors to fatal motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey.
What do you see as the most significant traffic safety issues out on New Jersey’s roads? What tips would you give to drivers for staying safe behind the wheel?
We hope all drivers in the state will do their part in helping make all New Jersey roads safer.