5 Most Common Places for Car Accidents in Monmouth County
An auto accident takes place in the U.S. about once every 5.2 seconds, according to SafeAuto.com.
Safety is a primary concern for anyone operating a motor vehicle and an important part of being safe is knowing where extra precautions should be taken to prevent accidents. By understanding where and when the largest concentrations of car accidents occur in Monmouth County, New Jersey, you can actively practice safer driving to avoid becoming a statistic.
According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, in 2010, over 21,000 car accidents occurred in Monmouth County, NJ. The second highest county resulting in car accidents and number of motor vehicle-related fatalities, according to statistics released by two county prosecutor's offices.
The majority of these car crashes occurred on streets with four or more lanes, no median strip, and no shoulder. A significant number of crashes also occur on streets with four or more lanes, a grass median, and no shoulder. Statistically, accidents happen nearly twice as often with the absence of a shoulder along a street. The least number of accidents occur on streets with four or more lanes, a barrier median, and a shoulder.
The 2 to 4 lane highways that run through Monmouth County include, Route 9, Route 18, Garden State Parkway, Route 34, Route 36, Route 70 and Route 537. Some sections of these highways have no median or a grass median,
In summary, the top 5 places car accidents take place is on roads in Monmouth County with:
- Four or more lanes, no median, and no shoulder.
- Four or more lanes, a grass or curb median, and no shoulder.
- Three lanes with no shoulder.
- Two lanes with no shoulder.
- Four or more lanes with no median and a shoulder.
One last important note regarding car crashes: At least 28% of all traffic crashes – or at least 1.6 million crashes each year – involve drivers using cell phones and texting. Accidents resulting from cell phone use are evenly distributed between in-hand and hands-free models. Always remember to practice proper motor vehicle safety regardless of what type of road you’re driving on.
Being involved in a car accident can turn your life upside down. It is important to know you have an attorney you can call and count on during such an urgent and difficult time. The personal injury lawyers at Schibell, Mennie & Kentos offer expert legal services for individuals who have been injured due to a car crash in Monmouth County. Learn more about them>>
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