Now that employers are bringing their staff back into the workplace, there are various aspects that must be reconsidered. When people travel on roads and highways, traffic safety is a major factor, and it also affects consumer and company expenses by adding things such as vehicle insurance costs.
There are a number of dangerous roads and intersections in New Jersey. Accidents are likely to occur when heavy traffic, cyclists and pedestrians combine with distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or liquor. A car accident can alter numerous lives in a single moment.
New studies were made on 53 interstate highways and state roads to determine which New Jersey roads are the most dangerous. The research revealed that:
- There were 11.5 casualties per 100 miles of roadway in New Jersey on average. The number of fatalities per 100 miles varied between 3.8 to 72.6.
- In New Jersey, the most hazardous roadway was SR-129 in Trenton, which had 72.6 yearly deaths per 100 miles.
- SR-94 in Warren County has the fewest yearly deaths in New Jersey (among federal and state routes). Only 3.8 fatalities per 100 miles were reported each year.
New Jersey’s Most Dangerous Intersections
The following are some of New Jersey’s most dangerous intersections:
- Elizabeth’s East Jersey Street and Spring Street – This crossroads had the notorious distinction of being labeled one of the nation’s 12 deadliest.
- New Brunswick’s Route 18 and Paulus Boulevard – With one collision every other week, this busy area near I-95 and Route 1 is the most deadly in the city and the seventh most dangerous in the county.
- Fort Lee’s I-95 and Route 4 – Heavy truck traffic jams in this location are the second worst in the country. During rush hour, the average speed is 27 mph. This neighborhood is prone to accidents due to old infrastructure and slow-moving traffic.
- Newark’s Broad and Market Streets
- Newark’s Broad and Raymond Streets
- Glen Gardner’s Route 31 and Main Street.
- Edison’s Route 1 and Plainfield Ave
- East Brunswick’s Route 18 and Tices Lane
- Lawrenceville’s Route 1 and Bakers Basin
- Roselle Park’s Westfield Avenue and Locust Street
- Jersey City’s Tonnelle Avenue and Routes 1 and 9
- Pleasantville’s Black Horse Pike and Route 9
To stay safe in busy intersections, do not exceed the speed limit, look both ways before attempting to enter the intersection, constantly be aware, and keep a watchful eye for pedestrians and other traffic. Pay attention to and follow traffic signals and signs to avoid an accident in a risky intersection.
If you have the option of choosing your own route to work or other trips, keep in mind which roads and intersections are hazardous. If you can’t avoid using them, be especially cautious and aware of other vehicles around you at all times.
Contact a knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a vehicular accident, contact a skilled New Jersey car accident lawyer as soon as possible. We are committed to assisting vehicle accident victims in obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other crash-related damages.
For a free confidential consultation, call Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 625-9494. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss your legal options.