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Please tell me this post is a joke and I missed the punchline.
My slight concern is entirely self-interested.
But Jersey drivers do have some problems - I can't count the number of times I've had to slam on the brakes from highway speed because people suddenly stopped to rubberneck a speeding ticket on the other side of a four lane highway. There are way too many people weaving in their lanes on cell phones. I've been rear ended three times in the last two years while stopping at red lights by people who either weren't looking (2) or overestimated their brakes on a downhill in the rain (1), and I most certainly do not stop short or stop at yellow lights. The floor it to a red light syndrome is common, too. There's probably some personal bias on my part because I keep getting hit, and maybe the overall volume just makes it seem worse than it is.
The per mile death rate is lower, in general, in more urban states than more rural ones. My guess is that with everyone stuck together in traffic, most of the accidents happen with a relatively low closing speed so less people are killed. It's certainly not because New Jersey drivers spend more time paying attention to what's going on around them, at least in my experience.
It's not exactly the same point but it's certainly true that vehicle death totals are down significantly on a per mile basis over the last 40 years, at least in the US. So while there may be a false sense of security brought about by ABS, air bags, and traction control, it doesn't overcome the actual advances in safety.