Highway Deaths in New Jersey Down

July 5, 2012

Fewer people are dying on New Jersey roads compared to the same period a year ago.

The Highway Traffic Safety Division says there have been 262 fatalities compared to 291 during the first six months of the year in 2011.

The number of bicyclists killed rose from 6 to 9.

Nine people lost their lives in crashes on New Jersey’s roads during the five-day July Fourth holiday period last year. Three of deaths were alcohol-related.

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