Traffic, Pedestrian Fatalities Rise in New Jersey

Newsday reports:

Pedestrian fatalities rose about 8 percent in New Jersey last year, according to statistics released Thursday.

The number of pedestrian fatalities as a percentage of total traffic fatalities rose slightly, from 21 percent to 22 percent. The statistics were provided by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

In 2005, 156 of 747 New Jerseyans who died in traffic accidents were pedestrians, while in 2006, there were 168 pedestrian deaths out of 770 total traffic deaths.