2013 Fatal Motor Vehicle
Comparative Data Report for the State of New Jersey
Prepared by the New Jersey
State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, the report
constitutes a detailed look at the causes and results of fatal
crashes throughout the state during 2013 and compares them to
the past five years.
In 2013, NJ recorded 508 fatal
collisions resulting in 542 deaths and a decrease of 45
collisions and 47 fatalities compared to 2012. Of the 2013
fatalities, 26% had consumed alcohol, 12% were legally
intoxicated, 82% occurred during clear weather days, 60% were on
straight roads, and 54% involved passenger vehicles. Most
of the drivers involved were male, 73%, and were over age 50,
40%. There were 132 pedestrians killed, 56 motorcyclists
killed, and 14 pedalcyclists.
That Guy - From Perception to
Matt Maher, Lower Township, NJ,
was released from jail on August 4, 2014 and hit the school circuit again, thanks to a
grant from State Farm, starting October 15, 2014 at Cumberland
County College. Ironically, this was where he started in
2009, before his incarceration. In 2014, Matt spoke at
twelve high schools with another five already scheduled for
2015. To be added to the schedule contact email@example.com
(Buena High Shool):
my name is Leigha. I'm 18 years old and I was in the assembly
you did today at Buena. I'm sure you get this all the time but
you really impacted me and changed my perspective on so much. I
think of you as a complete role model, someone who went through
the worst of the worst and you changed yourself in the most
positive way and I think that is so admirable. I like how you
took your mistakes and now are trying to change others. I'd be
lying if I said I never texted while driving, or drove after
drinking. Its not that I don't know it's wrong because I do, but
it's hard to explain but I guess I don't really think about it.
like you said, I think "it'll never happen to me."
I've seen a video about you but never have seen you talk in
person and I cannot tell you how appreciatory I am to have the
privilege to hear your story. I can assure you that you made me
want to change my ways and you impacted my life in ways I never
even thought. I was so intrigued by your story today and I can't
express how gracious I am. Thank you for sharing and just know
that you definitely affected one person today.
Motor Vehicle Fatal Crash Statistics
for Year 2014
527 mv related fatalities in NJ
As of December 17,
85 mv related fatalities in SJTSA region
Statewide MV fatalities
are up 17% as of 10/31/14 from 10/31/13.
Regionally, MV fatalities are down 13% for the same time period.
A Race to
The Muniz Family Story
is a story about an 18 year old from Galloway Township, NJ, Christian Muniz, who went out drinking with friends one
night. In two vehicles they decided to race on the way
home. The other driver leaves his lane and hits
Christian's rear bumper sending him off the roadway.
Christian remains paralyzed from the crash. Friendships
are severed and a family is changed
information and the video
Click on picture for YouTube teaser
BACK TO SCHOOL
Sharing the road with school buses
Motorist must stop at
least 25 feet from the bus, in both directions, when the school
bus has the flashing red lights engaged. The only
exception is on divided highways (raised median as shown left or
landscpated median), when the motorist traveling in the
opposite drection may slow to 10 MPH.
school bus with flashing red lights has the highest point
violation, assessing 5 points and a fine between $100 and $250.
MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES
2013 Press Release
watch the video
distracted driving, bicycle, pedestrian & motorcycle
For the summer of 2014, the Alliance partnered
with local law enforcement to educate motorists about distracted
driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety. 25 departments
participated including one department from Camden
Between June 1 and September 30 1,025 warnings
were issued 38% were for talking on a hand-held cell phone, 14%
were for texting with a hand-held cell phone and 27 were for
failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. There
were a high percentage (18%) issued for other violations,
outside the scope of the campaign, including speeding and
failure to wear a seat belt for example and only 3% to
bicyclists and pedestrians.
Of the total warnings issued, 886 (86%)
went on-line to watch the video to avoid a summons. Gender
and age was asked and 58% were male and 42% female and the age
group 40-49 accounted for 21% and 21-29 and 50-59 accounted for
20% each. Thirty somethings accounted for 16%, young drivers
16-20 only 13% and those over 60 only
MV FATALITIES IN REGION
||Cape May Co
|May, July, Dec
||4 - 3 -
||0 - 1 -
||2 - 2 -
||1 - 1 -
|Jan, June, Oct
||2 - 1 -
||2 - 0 -
||1 - 1 -
||0 - 3 -
||2 - 2
||1 - 1
49% of all
fatal motor vehicle crashes were single vehicle.
57% were drivers and 13% passengers.
17% were motorcyclists.
86% were male.
NJ Court Rules, August 28, 2013
You can be held responsible for a crash if you
text a driver and
they get into a crash as a result of reading or responding to
read the entire
MAY, JUNE and JULY DEADLIEST MONTHS
IN THE REGION IN
all mv fatalities in the region between May and Sept
9 each in May,
June and July, 7 in August and 6 in September
25% were pedestrians.
13% were motorcyclists.
Talking or texting on your hand-held cell phone while driving
just got more expensive. As of July 1, 2014, the fine has
increased from $100 to a minimum of $200 and maximum of $400 for a first
offense. Second offenses increase to between $400 and $600
and third and subsequent offenses to between $600 and $800 and
may be subject to 90 days license suspension and assessed 3 motor vehicle points.
under the age of 8 died in each year 2012 and 2013
2 children between 9 and 15 died in each year
2012 and 2013
CHILD SEAT CHECKS
9 am to Noon
ATLANTIC CO - 2nd Saturday, Bennett Chevy, EHT
CAPE MAY CO -
3rd Saturday, NOW at Lowes, Rio Grande
Formerly Burke Chevrolet, CMCH
contact your local Sheriff's Office
or the SJTSA
Graduated Driver License Holders in Crashes in 2013
17 year old killed 18 year old passenger
17 year old killed 21 year old passenger
17 year old killed 14 year old passenger
2 18 year olds killed themselves
Get yours today, call 856-794-1941 or email your address
DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSES
5% car insurance reduction and 2 points
Alliance no longer provides this course.
- the National Safety Council
- Amin Driving School (AminDriving.com)
- Bieniakowksi Educational
- SafeMotorist.com 1-800-732-4135
visit NJMVC for a listing of approved providers.