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October 8, 2020 | Number of The Day
Fewer vehicles on NJ Turnpike 2020 compared with 2019

New Jersey residents could see for themselves there were fewer cars on the road during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But how many fewer? Stats from the Turnpike Authority indicate that traffic dropped by about 38 million vehicles, comparing year-to-date numbers for June 30, 2020 (228.7 million vehicles) and June 30, 2019 (266.9 million). Dropoff on the Garden State Parkway was even steeper, about 48 million.