May 11, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of road fatalities in NJ last year

Last year was pretty typical for New Jersey when it came to traffic fatalities, with 522 accidents on the road resulting in 562 dead.

The county with the most fatalities was Burlington, with 48, from 43 accidents. Monmouth County had 45 fatal accidents with 47 dead. In Monmouth, almost half (19) of the accidents occurred in the summer months. Ocean also had a large number of accidents compared with its year-round population, with 38 fatal accidents each with one fatality.

Essex also had a large number of fatal accidents, which can be expected since it is the most populous county, with 38 accidents resulting in 40 fatalities.