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Why Was 2015 a Dangerous Year for NJ Cyclists?

While the number of vehicle, pedestrian and motorcycle deaths decreased in 2015 to a record low of 554 fatalities, the number of cyclist deaths have actually increased. According to New Jersey State police records, the number of people who died while bicycling increased to 64 percent. Unfortunately, this is the highest number of cyclist deaths New Jersey has seen since 2008. In the past, efforts have been made by both New Jersey and New York to improve overall road fatalities, with particular interest in cyclists. However, New Jersey has not seen success in these efforts. The state is possibly too densely populated, and according to the executive director of the New Jersey Bicycle and Walking Coalition, more residents are walking and cycling than ever before. What is the Safe Passing Bill? The state legislature recently met to discuss a bill that focuses on preventable accidents, such as the 143 New…
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