Traffic, Pedestrian Fatalities Rise in New Jersey

Newsday reports:

Pedestrian fatalities rose about 8 percent in New Jersey last year, according to statistics released Thursday.

The number of pedestrian fatalities as a percentage of total traffic fatalities rose slightly, from 21 percent to 22 percent. The statistics were provided by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

In 2005, 156 of 747 New Jerseyans who died in traffic accidents were pedestrians, while in 2006, there were 168 pedestrian deaths out of 770 total traffic deaths.


NYC Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Injuries Hit Five-Year High in 2013

Motorists injured more pedestrians and cyclists in New York City last year than in any of the previous five years, according to official 2013 data on traffic injuries and deaths released by the state DMV [PDF]. Confirming preliminary NYPD figures, the final DMV stats show total traffic injuries remained near the five-year low — meaning pedestrians […]

The Cost of Living

From the Empire Zone: Politicians talk a lot about crime, and of course the issue is very important. An estimated 16,692 murders and non-negligent manslaughter deaths were reported by the F.B.I in 2005, a 3.4 percent increase over the previous year that is troubling police forces and criminologists. But what about the less-sexy subject of […]