NFWL Immediate Past Chair Senator Diane Allen highlighted for her partnership with 25 Save Lives, a campaign with nearly 600 signatures to fix the New Jersey’s deadliest road for walking.
“For six consecutive years, Route 130 in Burlington County has taken the title of New Jersey’s Most Dangerous Road for Walking. Last May, yet another person was killed while walking along the corridor when a drunk driver struck and killed 17-year-old Antwan Timbers, a sophomore at Burlington City High School. His tragic death, however, has since inspired classmates to fight for safer streets around their school and schools throughout the state.
More than 1,000 students cross Route 130 to get to school every day. A section of the road south of the crash scene, between Delran and Delanco, saw 143 crashes in 2014, ranking eighth among New Jersey’s 10 most dangerous highway corridors.
With the help of Senator Diane Allen, Burlington City High School students launched 25 Saves Lives, a campaign with nearly 600 signatures to fix the New Jersey’s deadliest road for walking. The campaign aims to permanently lower speed limits in school zones along Route 130, to give municipalities the control to enact safer speed limits near schools and to increase penalties for drivers caught speeding in school zones. Earlier this month, the school hosted a rally during morning rush hour to urge drivers to slow down. Senator Allen also visited the school to present a new bill package on speed limits in school zones.”