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NHTSA: 3 of the deadliest intersections in the country are in New Jersey

Three of the deadliest intersections in the country are located in New Jersey, including one in Toms River, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2022, 10:19 AM

Updated 834 days ago

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Three of the deadliest intersections in the country are located in New Jersey, including one in Toms River, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.
The agency says New Jersey has four problem intersections with history of fatalities, but three saw seven or more deaths between 2000 and 2019. Those three intersections are Spring Street (Routes 1 and 9) and East Jersey Street in Elizabeth, Route 129 and Lalor Street in Trenton, and Route 70 and Massachusetts Avenue in Toms River. The other is Spring Street and East Grand Street in Elizabeth.
"We implemented a prohibited red turn arrow, which would eliminate the left turns during oncoming traffic," says Safety Officer Steve Schwartz, of Toms River. "We also added clearance time to the intersection, which was about two to three seconds. So, one of the vehicle started its left-hand turn at the end of the yellow arrow, it would have time to complete the turn and get out of the intersection prior to oncoming traffic approaching."
Since the changes, there have been only 10 minor accidents and no injuries reported at Route 70 & Massachusetts in Toms River.
Only Florida has more intersections with seven or more fatal accidents in the same time span.  
To see the full study, click HERE.


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