Beware, Pedestrians: The Most Dangerous Roads in Bergen

Routes 17, 4 and 93 the sites of the most fatalities during three-year period, according to study

A study released Wednesday concludes that Route 17, Route 93 and Route 4 are Bergen County's most dangerous roads for pedestrians.

Thirty-four pedestrians were killed on Bergen County streets between 2008 and 2010, according to figures cited in a study released by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Route 17, Route 93 (Grand Avenue) and Route 4 all accounted for two deaths apiece, statistics show.

Compared to other areas of the state, Bergen's roads are relatively safe for pedestrians. A total of 435 pedestrians died on New Jersey roadways from in the three-year period. Fatalities increased in 2011 slightly from the previous year, according to Department of Transportation figures.

The most dangerous road in the state is found in Burlington County, Highway 130, the site of 10 fatal pedestrian accidents. Route 1 and Route 9 in Union County each claimed nine pedestrian deaths between 2008 and 2010. Several other Middlesex County and Union County roads appear on the top ten most dangerous, which is devoid of any Bergen County roads.

Check out the county analysis here and an interactive Google Map here.


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