If you commute anywhere within New Jersey, no one needs to tell you that it’s often extremely difficult – time consuming and stressful – to get from here to there. Since NJ is the most densely populated state in the country (there are more people per capita here than anywhere else in the US), commuting and traffic go hand in hand.
In fact, according to data released by the US Census Bureau, the average work commute in New Jersey is just over 30 minutes long; that’s 25 percent higher than anywhere else in the US. Further, while a huge portion of the commuting population spends more than twice that amount of time on trains and buses, many people have driving commutes of more than one hour each way. That statistic is especially true in three counties, Sussex, Monmouth and Mercer, where one-third of commuters travel an hour each way to work by car.
The towns of residents of Marlboro, Vernon, West Windsor, Hardystown and Edgewater Borough were cited as having the greatest number of long-distance commuters there. About one in 10 commuters from these towns travel more than three hours each day to get to and from work!
About 72 percent of these commuters drive by themselves each day, while a much smaller percentage carpool or take public transportation.
When you add poor weather or summertime beach enthusiasts, a lengthy commute can go from bad to worse! Drivers get irritated and it’s not too long before accidents are the result of road rage and distracted driving. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Contact a lawyer who will fight for maximum damages on your behalf.
At Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, we have been fighting for the interests of good people, like you, who have been injured due to the carelessness of others. Call us today for a free consultation about your injuries and accident. We’re on your side and we will work to get you the justice you deserve.