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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Comparative Data Report for the State of New Jersey, 2009

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44 pages
This report presents statistical information from the fatal motor vehicle accident records compiled by the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit of the New Jersey State Police for 2009.
Highlights of report findings for 2009 include: (1) nationwide preliminary statistics indicate there were 33,960 people killed, nearly a 9 percent decrease from 2008; (2) in New Jersey, there were 550 fatal crashes with 584 people killed; (3) there was a decrease of 5 fatal crashes and a decrease of 6 fatalities; (4) of all drivers, 12.6 percent were legally intoxicated; (5) an average of 1.60 motor vehicle fatalities everyday; (6) the pedestrian death toll was 157; (7) there were a total of 35 hit and run fatal crashes involving 36 hit and run vehicles; the victims comprised of 6 drivers, 4 passengers, and 24 pedestrians; (8) of all fatal crashes, 79.6 percent occurred during clear weather conditions; (9) of the known drivers involved in fatal crashes, 71.3 percent were males; and (10) there were 41 tractor-trailers involved in 40 fatal crashes which resulted in 46 fatalities. This report compiled by the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit of the Division of State Police provides a detailed look at the causes and results of fatal crashes throughout the State of New Jersey during 2009. Tables, figures, and charts