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Old 03-04-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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according to the NJ State Police, there were 597 traffic deaths on NJ roads in 2008.

this is the lowest level in more than 3 decades...
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: NJ
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What was the official reason the roadkill was so low?
By how much in actual numbers?
Wonder if other states saw a drop?
Any idea where we rank among states?
An interesting figure might be the number of traffic related injuries and non fatal accidents.

I know traffic accidents are the leading cause of death of teenage drivers. Any figures sorted by demographics?

Really hard to believe the death rate is taking a nose dive with the increased congestion, inconsistent speeds in posted areas, road rage and general disregard of traffic rules.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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according to the NJ State Police, there were 597 traffic deaths on NJ roads in 2008.

this is the lowest level in more than 3 decades...
Hummm... I wonder if it has to do with the decreased number of commuters... unemployed? Or the mass exodus of NJians out of State
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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the source of the info was my North Jersey AAA newsletter...

the NJSP attribute the decline to:

stepped-up enforcement of traffic laws
enhanced safe-driving education efforts
"over the limit, under arrest" drunk driving campaign
growing use of seat belts and child safety seats
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