Traffic Safety Data

The Port Authority Traffic Safety Improvement Program based is on "industry standard practice" to identify, prioritize, implement, and evaluate improvement opportunities for high hazard/high crash locations. The objective of the Program is to minimize the frequency, severity, and risk of motor vehicle crashes on the Port Authority roadway system by strategically focusing attention and resources on those areas where the data indicates that the problem is the greatest.  This systematic process saves lives, reduces personal injury and property damage occurrences, and reduces risk to Port Authority customers.  This process also guides the Port Authority to exercise due diligence to provide a safe roadway system, improve traffic level of service, and reduce congestion caused by roadway incidents.

The Traffic Safety Improvement Program continues to make Port Authority roadways safer through a data-driven, systematic approach that addresses the "4Es" of traffic safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Medical Services.

As a result of efforts carried out under the Traffic Safety Improvement Program, motor vehicle crashes at Port Authority facilities have decreased by 36% since 2000.

Port Authority of NY & NJ: Motor Vehicle Crash Trend

Chart:  Port Authority of NY & NJ: Motor Vehicle Crash Trend

Motor Vehicles Crash Reports 2008-2011


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