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Quick Facts and Overview


   
     
   


Quick Facts

  • Nationwide, the fatality rate reached a historic low of 1.6 fatalities per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
  • Nationwide preliminary statistics indicate there were 41,500 people killed.
  • In New Jersey, there were 671 fatal accidents with 741 people killed.
  • There was a decrease of 28 fatal accidents and a decrease of 33 fatalities.
  • Of the fatalities, 27.4% had consumed alcohol to some extent.
  • Of all drivers, 10.7% were legally intoxicated.
  • An average of 2.03 persons were killed every day.
  • There were 36 fatal accidents involving motorcycles.
  • Pedalcyclists accounted for 19 fatal accidents.
  • The pedestrian death toll was 156.
  • There was a total of 41 hit-and-run fatal accidents involving 66 vehicles. The victims were comprised of 7 drivers, 2 passengers, 32 pedestrians, and 3 pedalcyclists.

Statistical Summary of 1998 Motor Vehicle Fatal Accidents and Fatalities with a Comparison of the 1994-1998 Accidents and Fatalities.

Statistics

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Fatal Accidents

691

719

754

699

671

Fatalities

761

773

809

774

741



20 Year Trend in Fatalities

Chart Depicting 20 Year Trend in Fatalities

 

   
   

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