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NCJ Number: 220010 Find in a Library
Title: Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash 2006: Comparative Data Report for the State of New Jersey
Corporate Author: New Jersey State Police
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: New Jersey State Police
West Trenton, NJ 08625
Sale Source: New Jersey State Police
P. O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08625
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides statistical data of the fatal motor vehicle accident records for the State of New Jersey compiled by the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit of the Division of State Police for 2006.
Abstract: Highlights of the report include: (1) in New Jersey, there were 708 fatal crashes with 770 people killed in 2006; (2) of the fatalities, 31.2 percent had consumed alcohol to some extent; (3) an average of 2.11 persons were killed every day; (4) the pedestrian death toll was 166; (5) of all fatal crashes, 82.6 percent occurred during clear weather conditions; (6) of known drivers involved in fatal crashes, 71.3 percent were males; (7) there were 50 tractor-trailers involved in 45 fatal crashes resulting in 53 fatalities; (8) since 1987 the number of motor vehicle fatalities has decreased from 1,023 in 1987 to 770 in 2006. Highlights of select areas of concern addressed in the report include: interstate highway fatalities, pedalcycle crashes, motorcycle crashes, tractor-trailer crashes, restraint usage, and fatal crashes and persons killed for selected holiday period. Highway fatalities are still the leading cause of death in New Jersey and the Nation. The nationwide death toll of 42,642 represents an average of more than 116 deaths per day. This report prepared by the New Jersey State Police, Fatal Accident Investigation Unit presents comprehensive information on fatal motor vehicle crashes in the State for the year 2006. Tables and charts
Main Term(s): Fatalities
Index Term(s): Automobiles; Bicycles; Motorcycles; New Jersey; State highway patrol agencies; Traffic accidents; Truck drivers; Vehicles
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