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What Is So Dangerous about the New Jersey Turnpike?

It’s been called “The Monster Road,” “The Big Road” and “The Black Dragon.” The Huffington Post has ranked it in the “Top 10 Absolute Worst Places to Drive in the World.” It has been the site of major celebrity accidents (such as Tracy Morgan) and historical figures (such as famous mathematician from “A Beautiful Mind,” John Nash). It is also famous for its large and deadly pileup accidents. The New Jersey Turnpike cuts across the middle of the state, which also happens to be the most densely populated area. Its 148-mile stretch, with as many as 14 lanes in some areas, gives drivers access to roads such as I-95, I-2276 Pennsylvania Spur, the Newark Bay extension and Route 700, to name a few. According to NJ.com, more than 5.5 billion miles were driven on the Turnpike in 2013 and the numbers are only increasing. There were 24 fatal car crashes…
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