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New Jersey Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Stats


 source New Jersey State Police

 Last year, New Jersey suffered the deaths of six people in four accidents during the holiday weekend.

Three of those four accidents involved alcohol and/or drugs.

Two people died as pedestrians, one as a motorcycle driver. The remaining three were passengers in one vehicle.

So far in 2015, 170+ people have died on NJ roads. Even though that's a 12% reduction over 2014 (year to date), we can do better.

The vast majority of crashes are due to driver actions or choices rather than equipment failure or other reasons outside of the driver's control. We can prevent crashes this weekend and shoot for a zero fatality weekend.

> Don't drink and drive.

> Leave your mobile phones and devices alone while ay the wheel.

> Chill out in traffic jams. Emotions cause poor driving decisions.

Prepare for your travels by:

> Fill up your tank, coolant, tires, and washer reservoir.

> Bring water and snacks in case you hit major delays, especially if you have children in the car. 

> Map your route to avoid road problems.