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Blog: Pedestrian Accidents

  • Two Teens Hit By Car, 1 Critically Injured

    August 20, 2021

    Three teens were crossing Route 130 just before midnight Thursday night in Cinnaminson when two were struck and one critically injured; by a carThe critically injured pedestrian, a 19-year old, was hit alongside a 17-year old, who is in stable condition. The third teen, an 18-year old from Marlton, was not hit..The driver, also an […]

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  • A Stolen Car Rampage Leaves Restaurant Worker Dead, Three Injured

    July 28, 2021

    A driver in a stolen vehicle hit a restaurant worker walking on the South Street sidewalk in Center City, then drove half a block, and turned around to hit her again. The woman died of her injuries a few hours later. The same car was seen hitting a motorcycle on Broad Street, causing two people […]

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  • What is New Jersey’s Street Smart Campaign?

    November 01, 2019

    In 2013, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority created a program called Street Smart NJ to assist drivers and pedestrians of safety measures using signs as reminders. These signs were strategically placed at certain roadways, pedestrian crosswalks, and intersections after observations were made by the federal government that New Jersey had a high pedestrian injury […]

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  • Pedestrian Detection Saves Lives

    October 23, 2019

    Each year, approximately 6,000 pedestrians die after being hit by motor vehicles, and thousands more are seriously injured. Pedestrian deaths have trended upward in recent years, however, pedestrian detection technology in newer cars may significantly reduce the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries. Pedestrian Detection Pedestrian detection systems vary by manufacturer, but consist of various […]

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  • Electric Cars Need Sound for Pedestrian Safety

    October 21, 2019

    Not only do electric cars create less air pollution, their electric engines are not as loud as internal combustion engines. When they are driven at slower speeds, it is difficult to hear them. This can be dangerous in parking lots and areas with low speeds limits. Distracted pedestrians and bicyclists might not notice an electric […]

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  • Speeding Tickets Increase When Speed Limit is Reduced

    August 28, 2019

    In one northern New Jersey town, the Mayor sought to reduce speed limits on local roads to reduce car accidents, especially those involving pedestrians in the area. While the goal is safety, the byproduct in that specific town is more traffic tickets. In 2018, 13 motorists were stopped between February 15 and June 30. In […]

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  • Pedestrian Safety

    June 18, 2019

    Many people assume they are safe when crossing the street because they are in a crosswalk or crossing at a traffic light. Pedestrians should be just as aware while walking as drivers in a pedestrian-heavy area. A pedestrian is fatally injured every 88 minutes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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  • Safety Tips for New Drivers

    August 20, 2018

    Receiving a probationary driving license is both a much anticipated and exciting time for young drivers. Unfortunately, it can also be a very stressful time due to outside factors, such as other drivers, hectic traffic, distractions, such as cell phones, and pedestrians. Ford conducted a survey concluding that young drivers often speed and use their […]

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  • Hit-and-Run Accidents

    July 19, 2018

    Hit-and-run accidents are on the rise. Recent crash data analysis by AAA has found that a hit and run crash occurs every minute in this country. In a year, over 2,000 hit and run accidents on our roads result in a fatality. Most of the victims are pedestrians or bicyclists. A hit-and-run is any car […]

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  • Route 130 Under Heavy Legislation

    June 28, 2018

    Route 130 is a road in southern New Jersey that runs from Pennsville Township in Salem County to North Brunswick in Middlesex County. Many are familiar with a significant stretch in Burlington County that is very hazardous to pedestrians.  People often need to cross the busy section to reach business establishments or a bus stop […]

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