Route 37 is again in the headlines for a fatality. Last week, a pedestrian was crossing the major road at its Pelican Island section, leading into Seaside. This weekend, on its westernmost stretch near the traffic circle with Route 70, a of a 17 year old Jackson student, with passengers from each vehicle in the two-car crash hospitalized.
It begs the question: how dangerous is Route 37? With multiple lanes of traffic, jughandles, pedestrian crosswalks, Parkway entrance and exits, the roadway also manages to stretch through multiple towns.
It's longest stretch, however, is in Toms River, where Route 37 is home to local and national businesses running the gamut of retail and services. And if you want to take a trip from the township's northernmost to southernmost point, chances are you are crossing Route 37.
Clearly, it's an essential road. But these days, how safe is it?
Do you feel there is a spot where speeding is a culprit, or where it's impossible to change lanes? Is it less safe a particular time of year, or time of the week?
We want to know your thoughts. It's our Question of the Day.