Unfortunately, some roads and highways in New Jersey are more treacherous than others. Here is a list of the 25 most dangerous and deadly roads in New Jersey.

The Top 25 Most Dangerous Roads in New Jersey

Based on fatal accident data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the years 2016 through 2019, the most dangerous roads in New Jersey-based on fatalities on a per-mile basis are:

  1. Route 129 in Trenton: 7 fatalities over a 2.4-mile stretch
  2. I-676: 8 fatalities over a 4.8-mile stretch
  3. Route 42 in Camden: 22 fatalities over a 14.3-mile stretch
  4. Route 20 in Paterson: 5 fatalities over a 4.2-mile stretch
  5. Route 21 from Newark to Clifton: 14 fatalities over a 14.4-mile stretch
  6. Route 440: 13 fatalities over an aggregate 13.3-mile stretch
  7. I-280: 17 fatalities over 17.9-mile stretch
  8. U.S. 30: 50 fatalities over the 58.3-mile highway
  9. Route 4: 9 fatalities on the 10.6-mile road
  10. I-80: 58 fatalities on the 68.5-mile stretch of highway
  11. Route 3: 9 fatalities over a 10.8-mile stretch
  12. Route 27: 31 fatalities on the 38.5-mile road
  13. U.S. 1: 54 fatalities over the 68.8-mile stretch of highway
  14. New Jersey Turnpike/I-95: 68 fatalities over the 89.2-mile highway
  15. Route 56 in Cumberland County: 7 fatalities over a 9.2-mile stretch
  16. Route 55: 30 fatalities over 40.5 miles
  17. Route 38: 14 fatalities over a 19.2-mile stretch
  18. Garden State Parkway: 102 fatalities over the 172.4-mile highway
  19. Route 70: 35 fatalities over 59.8 miles
  20. Route 36: 14 fatalities over a 24.4-mile stretch
  21. Route 168: 6 fatalities over a 10.8-mile stretch
  22. Route 73: 19 fatalities over a 34.6 mile road
  23. Route 322: 35 fatalities over 64.3 miles
  24. I-78: 36 fatalities over a 67.8-mile highway
  25. Route 37: 7 fatalities over a 13.4-mile stretch

Steps You Can Take to Keep Yourself Safe on New Jersey Roads

Although these tips may seem obvious, you should always keep them in mind to try to stay safe out there on the road:

  • Avoid excessive speeding or driving too fast for conditions. 
  • If the roads are wet or covered in snow or ice, leave extra following distance to the vehicle in front of you, as your car will take longer to slow down or come to a stop in low-traction conditions.
  • Avoid texting while driving or other distracted driving behaviors.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Try to avoid driving at night or if you are feeling drowsy or fatigued.
  • Keep up with recommended maintenance for your vehicle to make sure it is in good working order. 

What Are Your Options If You Are Injured in an Auto Accident in New Jersey?

If you are injured on one of these dangerous roads or another road or highway in New Jersey, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for losses that you suffer because of the accident, including for:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses for injuries
  • Lost income from missed work
  • Loss of future earnings and employment benefits after being permanently disabled from working
  • Vehicle repair costs or the pre-accident value of your totaled vehicle
  • Physical pain and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life due to scarring, disfigurement, permanent disabilities, or reduced life expectancy

Contact a Rochelle Park Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a car accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm represent clients injured because of motor vehicle accidents in Jersey City, Union City, Bayonne, Hoboken, and throughout New Jersey. Call (201) 380-7687 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 340 West Passaic St., Rochelle Park, NJ 07762.

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