New Jersey traffic fatalities have declined in 2012, according to statistics from the Division of Highway Traffic Safety and the New Jersey State Police. Midway through the calendar year, there have been 262 traffic fatalities in New Jersey, down from 291 at this point in 2011. That is a 10 percent decrease.
In the Central Jersey area there have been 53 traffic related deaths halfway through the year, which is on pace for a 3 percent decrease from 2011. In Middlesex County there have been 27 traffic fatalities so far in 2012, more than any other county in New Jersey.
“We are encouraged by the decline in traffic-related fatalities thus far,” said acting state director of highway safety Gary Poedubicky. “But the only way to keep these numbers heading in the right direction during this holiday week is for our motorists to practice safe driving habits: obey the speed limits, always wear your seat belt and never drive distracted or drink and drive.”
The week of July 4 is particularly dangerous in the Garden State. 14 people died in traffic accidents in New Jersey last year between July 1 and July 7. Contact an attorney if you or a loved one is involved in a truck accident to ensure you collect all damages to which you are entitled.
Spevack Law Firm—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys.