A large percentage of New Jersey’s vehicle accidents occur on freeways. This is, in part, due to the increased speed at which drivers go on highways. Knowing the most dangerous highways in New Jersey can help you increase your awareness and safety when on the road. Here is a list of the top 10 most dangerous highways in New Jersey:
SR-129 is a 2.4-mile-long stretch of highway road that goes from South Trenton to the I-295 and I-195 interchanges. This dangerous road leads to an average of 72.6 fatalities per 100 miles.
I-676 has an annual fatality rate per 100 miles of 42.1. This road is primarily in Camden, New Jersey with an area of 4.8-miles, connecting the city to Philadelphia, PA.
Route 27 is 52-miles in length, winding through small towns and shopping center districts, which leads to an increase of drivers on road. In 2017, 10 fatalities were reported.
Route 78 is even longer than Route 27, at 55-miles. This stretch of road, however, gets much more traffic than surrounding roads. NJ.com estimates that it gets over 150,000 vehicles every day, leading to an average of 11 fatalities per year.
Route 130 is in Burlington County, New Jersey. What makes this road so dangerous is that it’s also a common area for passengers. It has an average of 13 fatalities per year.
Highway SR-20 reported total annual fatalities per 100 miles of 30.1. SR-20, also known as State Road 20 is primarily in Paterson, NJ. This road also winds along the Passaic River.
US-30 reports annual fatalities per 100 miles of an average of 21.9. Also known as U.S. Highway 30, this road takes you through Atlantic City, cutting across the state.
The New Jersey Turnpike is one of the most frequented roads in New Jersey. It is approximately 148 miles long, leading to an average of 21 fatalities per year.
The Garden State Parkway is another commonly navigated road in New Jersey, specifically with it being a total of 172 miles in length total. It reports an average of 24 fatalities each year.
I-80 reports an annual fatalities per 100 miles of 21.2. Also known as Interstate 80, this road is primarily in Northern New Jersey. It allows drivers to go from the east to the west of the state, and it connects highways with I-95, before and leads to the George Washington Bridge, or into Pennsylvania.
This information is according to data from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), which keeps track of all accidents. This information is used to promote awareness and encourage safer driving habits.
Despite knowing what the most dangerous roads in New Jersey are, it’s still not always possible to prevent an accident. This is especially true if someone else is at fault. If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident on one of these New Jersey roads or any other road in the state, consider your legal options by talking with a lawyer.
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