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The seven deadliest roads for pedestrians in New Jersey

According to a recent study, the below mentioned routes and the roadways were the most dangerous for New Jersey pedestrians, as a large number of deaths occurred there.

The list with the name of “most dangerous roads for walking” was made by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. The list compiled is the annual one in which complete statistics were shown.

For the 4th consecutive year, a South Jersey roadway has been said as the most deadly road for pedestrians. In the year 2012, the pedestrian deaths increased for the third straight year.

Between the time period of 2010 and 2012, 12 pedestrians died on Route 130 in Burlington County. Of the 12 deaths, 8 occurred within a 7.5-mile section from Cinnaminson to Willingboro.

Given below is the list of New Jersey’s seven deadliest roads for pedestrians:

  • Route 130 (Burlington Pike) in Burlington County. From 2010 to 2012, twelve individuals were killed on the route.
  • Route 30 (White Horse Pike, Admiral Wilson Boulevard) in Camden County. The number of individuals who died on this road is nine.
  • Route 1 in Middlesex County. Seven deaths occurred there.
  • Route 322/40 (Black Horse Pike, Albany Avenue) in Atlantic County. The total number of deaths occurred is six.
  • Route 30 (White Horse Pike, Absecon Boulevard) in Atlantic County. Six individuals were killed on the route.
  • Routes 1 & 9/Route 1 (Tonnelle Avenue) in Hudson County. Six individuals died on the route while walking.
  • Route 9 in Middlesex County. It is dangerous for people walking on foot and six individuals were killed.

In last 3 years, the number of pedestrians that were died on New Jersey roads was 442 from which 161 died in 2012, up from 142 pedestrian were killed in 2011 and 139 deaths occurred in 2010.

The deaths occurred on the roads prohibited to pedestrians and on portions of roads where walkers are not allowed are not counted in the estimate.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is forcing for New Jersey elected officials to pass pending bill which is related to the protection of pedestrians, funding pedestrian and bicyclist improvements and for New Jersey to continue its “Complete Streets” policy of building roads with bikers, pedestrians and motorists in mind. Tri-State said that “arterial” roadways and multi-lane roads with speed limits of 40 mph or above than that and have few accommodations such as sidewalks, median islands and crosswalks were the most deadly for the pedestrians.

News Source: www.NJ.com

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