



Quick Facts
 Nationwide,
the fatality rate reached a historic low of 1.6
fatalities per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
 Nationwide
preliminary statistics indicate there were 41,500
people killed.
 In
New Jersey, there were 671 fatal accidents with
741 people killed.
 There
was a decrease of 28 fatal accidents and a decrease
of 33 fatalities.
 Of
the fatalities, 27.4% had consumed alcohol to some
extent.
 Of
all drivers, 10.7% were
legally intoxicated.
 An
average of 2.03 persons were killed every day.
 There
were 36 fatal accidents involving motorcycles.
 Pedalcyclists
accounted for 19 fatal accidents.
 The
pedestrian death toll was 156.
 There
was a total of 41 hitandrun fatal accidents involving
66 vehicles. The victims were comprised of 7 drivers,
2 passengers, 32 pedestrians, and 3 pedalcyclists.
Statistical Summary of 1998 Motor Vehicle Fatal
Accidents and Fatalities with a Comparison of the
19941998 Accidents and Fatalities.
Statistics

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998


691

719

754

699

671


761

773

809

774

741

20 Year Trend in Fatalities








