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November 27, 2013 | Number of The Day
Number of deaths due to fatal car accidents last Thanksgiving weekend

New Jersey’s weather is expected to be inhospitable to driving this weekend, so state authorities are urging caution when on the roads.

In 2012, there were eight fatal accidents and 10 deaths over the holiday weekend. Four of those killed were pedestrians.

Alcohol or drugs or both were a factor in six of those fatalities.

As a result, there will be an extra 100 state troopers on the roads. Colonel Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the state police, said troopers will be using a variety of marked and unmarked cars to look for texting drivers, unbelted occupants, speeders, and intoxicated drivers.