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Belmar Worst For Safe Driving? (I Doubt It)

Found on the web:

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Sun correspondent Michelle Gladden (Hi Michelle!) reports that nearby Belmar landed on the bottom of the list.  Could that be right?

I clicked on the link she provided to the Consumer Affairs report.  They don’t really give you much information though.

Click on the image below to go to the Belmar page:Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 4.14.26 AM

I think there’s a mistake in the report (which is based statistics from 2014.)  For Belmar to have a traffic death rate of 157 per 100,000 population in 2014 we would have to have had 8 or 9 deaths that year.  That certainly isn’t right.  That terrible accident at the marina where the young lady from Howell died was in 2014, but I think that was the only traffic fatality that year.  There certainly weren’t 8 others.

According to City-Data, Belmar had fewer than 1 death per year for the years 1975 to 2013:Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 5.04.15 AM

Anyway this is a pretty boring post so I’m going to end it.  Have a good day.


  1. Jim Bean wrote:

    My guess is they are calling everything zip code 07719 as Belmar.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 8:16 am | Permalink
  2. Just Passing Through wrote:

    Probably includes Avon and Wall as Belmar is the postal zip.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink

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