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Southern New Jersey Pedestrian Deaths Infographic

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This infographic deals with pedestrian deaths in Southern New Jersey.  I’ll tell you that when I first heard the topic, without seeing the infographic, I thought, “how many could there be?”  A lot, as it turns out, is the answer.

The Numbers

In 2009, there were 157 pedestrian deaths in Southern New Jersey.  112 were male, 45 were women.  52 out of 136 who were tested for alcohol had alcohol in their systems.  74 people died when crossing the road where they weren’t supposed to.  17 died from crossing at an unmarked crosswalk.  The majority of pedestrians killed were between the ages of 25 and 64.

The Roads

The five roads that saw the highest number of fatalities between 2007 and 2009 occurred on roads in Burlington County, Ocean County, and Atlantic County.  The route numbers are 130, 9, 322, 40, and 30.

Scorecard

Design:  B+

The infographic is very easy to read and clear.  The information is presented in an easy-to-understand way, and the colors used are easy on the eyes and therefore effective.

Information:  A

Who knew that the roads in Southern New Jersey could be so treacherous.  As it says at the beginning of the infographic -
“look both ways before you cross!”

Source:  NJ Pedestrian deaths by Console and Howell


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