White Horse Pike in Atlantic County Among New Jersey’s Deadliest Roads for Pedestrians
Crossing these roads could get you killed.
New Jersey has seen some improvement but still has much to work on, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign's annual Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians Report.
This year's report, which looked at data from 2012 to 2014, found 398 pedestrians killed on New Jersey roads. That's an 8.5 percent drop from the previous analysis, which found 435 pedestrians killed from 2011 through 2013.
So, what are the most dangerous roads for New Jersey pedestrians?
For the sixth straight year, this highway stretch holds the dubious honor as the most dangerous New Jersey road for pedestrians.
There were 11 fatalities on the Burlington Pike from 2012-2014
This road in one of the more congested areas of New Jersey jumped to second place on the list of deadly roads with seven deaths.
Route 36 was tied as the fourth most-dangerous road last year.
This portion of the White Horse Pike around Absecon Boulevard jumped one spot from last year with six pedestrian deaths.
This section of the White Horse Pike also had six pedestrians deaths during the three-year span.
But the area around Admiral Wilson Boulevard saw fewer deaths than in the last report.
Route 47 also was site to six pedestrian deaths during this time period, more than in the previous study.
A newcomer to the most dangerous pedestrian roadway list, but not totally surprising.
The population in this area has skyrocketed over the last few years with a huge increase in foot traffic and very little improvements to the infrastructure to accommodate the population spurt.
This span of Ocean County also reported six pedestrian deaths from 2012 to 2014.