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NJ Students Implore Drivers To Slow Down Before Someone Else Is Killed

BURLINGTON, NJ (CBS) — With the death of a classmate fresh in their minds, students at a South Jersey high school rallied this morning for stricter speed limits on the state’s most dangerous road.

“25 saves lives!”

Chanting “25 saves lives,” students at Burlington City High School implored drivers speeding by on Route 130 to slow down.

Senior Arly Jean remembers this past May when sophomore Antwan Timbers was struck and killed on 130.

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

“That day he was killed, it was just a shock. It was unbelievable. It was like I woke up in a nightmare.”

Principal Jim Flynn points out that 130 is consistently named New Jersey’s most dangerous road for pedestrians.

“Along Route 130 North and South, we have two schools. Our students cross over Route 130 at all hours of the day at at east three different locations.”

The speed limit is 25 when children are present, but Mayor Barry Conaway wants that expanded.

“Going down to 25 miles an hour 24 hours a day throughout this section of 130 is what we need.”

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One Comment

  1. Joe says:

    Speed limits should be posted to the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed, which is not happening. This will CAUSE crashes.

    Check out the National Motorists Association.

  2. Jesse Peterson says:

    An Antwan = 1 point.
    A Ja’ma’al = @ points.

  3. nm says:

    Just another money grab from unsuspecting motorists. Speed doesn’t cause accidents. It contributes to severity, but does not cause them. Distracted driving causes accidents. Hogging the left lane causes accidents. Motorists frustrated with congestion causes accidents. Red light cameras cause accidents. We need to start looking to the ACTUAL causes of events before proposing solutions.

    1. Jesse Peterson says:

      A lower speed limit will allow them to carjack more easily.

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