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Tri-State Transportation Campaign released its annual list of “most dangerous roads for walking” in the Tri-State Area

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file photo pedestrian hit  by Boyd Loving

Tri-State Transportation Campaign released its annual list of “most dangerous roads for walking” in the Tri-State Area
Febuary 26,2013
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Tri-State Transportation Campaign released its annual list of “most dangerous roads for walking” in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut , the annual survey of pedestrian safety for the Tri-State area found that on many New Jersey roads, walkers and motorists continued to compete for road space.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign found that 1,200 pedestrians were killed on roads in Conneticut., New Jersey and downstate New York between 2009 and 2011.

The good news for Ridgewood was that of the nine deadliest roads in New Jersey, four were in the South Jersey , two were in the Central  and surprisingly only three were in population dense North Jersey.

Pedestrian fatalities dropped in New York and Connecticut but up slightly in New Jersey. The report sites that in the last three-year stretch, 440 pedestrians died on New Jersey roads, up slightly from the 436 killed from 2008 to 2010 in last year’s survey.

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The report found that about 60 percent of pedestrian deaths in New Jersey were on arterial, or main roads, as Route 130, Routes 1&9 and Route 1 even though they only make up only 15 percent of roads in the region.

The next six deadliest roadways in New Jersey each having eight deaths over the three-year period, included Route 30, also called the White Horse Pike, in Camden County; Route 9 in Middlesex County, Routes 1&9 in Union County, Route 46 in Morris County, Route 9 in Ocean County and JFK Boulevard, also known as Route 501, in Hudson County .

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While Ridgewood has seen more than its fair share of pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents in recent years the CBD continues to offer special concerns for both walkers and drivers .Despite the best efforts by local police everyone needs to be extra careful and pay particularly keen attention driving n the Village . While on a smaller scale the CBD suffers from many of the same issues ,distracted driving, high density , low visibility  as many of New Jerseys most dangerous roads.

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