​​New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association

Remember the five tenets of Below 100
Wear your seat belt
Watch your speed
Wear your vest
WIN: What's Important Now
Complacency kills
&
When in traffic
Wear your high visibility safety vest !!

Stay Safe Out There


NJPTOA, NJ DHTS, NJ Dept. of Transportation, NJ State Police, NJ Division of Fire Safety, NJ Turnpike Authority, South Jersey Transportation Authority, and other traffic safety partners have joined forces to make the motoring public aware of the requirement for drivers to

Slow Down and Move Over

when passing a stopped emergency vehicle, highway workers, and tow trucks.
#SlowDown #MoveOver
Bumper stickers for emergency vehicles are available for First Responders, please visit www.NJTIM.org to learn more.​

Members of the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association led by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety are joining traffic safety partners throughout the state and across the nation to shine a spotlight on this deadly problem in our state.

Historically, distracted driving has accounted for more than half of all crashes in the state and nearly a third of fatal crashes, outpacing speeding and drunk driving as a contributing factor in roadway deaths.


The greatest tragedy of distracting driving fatalities is that they are so easily preventable.  All it takes is for drivers to remain alert and focused at all times behind the wheel.  So please put it down, hang it up, look ahead, and watch out for hazards



Attention parents, have a conversation with your teen about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and the number of passengers.

Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States.
  • In 2019, there were 2,042 people killed in crashes involving a teen driver, of which 628 deaths were the teen driver.
  • Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens' choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks.


Teens buckle up less frequently than adults do. In 2013, over half of teens (ages 15-19) killed in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. It’s also impacting their younger passengers: when teens aren’t wearing their seat belts, 90 percent of their young passengers (ages 13-19) who die in crashes also aren’t restrained. Teens need to know that wearing a seat belt can make the difference between life and death.

Est. 1974

​​​​​​Slow down and move over – it’s the Law!

WELCOME

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Welcome to the official site of the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association (NJPTOA).

A unique statewide association, established in 1974, made up of Law Enforcement, Public Sector Agencies, and Private Sector Entities, all with the common goal of enhancing traffic safety in the Garden State.

 This site serves as a resource for our members to exchange ideas and build working relationships. 

Our Mission Statement

Established in 1974
This organization shall be known as the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers' Association

which is formed for the following purposes: 


  • To associate Police Officers engaged in the various areas of Traffic Safety into an organized body so they may be kept apprised of the latest technology, training, and legislation in the areas of Traffic Safety. 


  • To establish and advance cooperation in the police profession and provide guidance and educational techniques to accomplish the goals of the association. 


  • To contribute time and effort to the citizens of New Jersey by means of serving on statewide traffic safety committees. 


  • To recommend and support legislation consistent with the goals and purposes of this association and public safety.

On average, one pedestrian is killed every 2 days and 14 are injured daily on New Jersey’s roads.

Together, we can be the solution.

More than 6 in 10 people walk for transportation, exercise, relaxation, or for other activities. The benefits of walking extend beyond personal and physical, to environmental benefits that can lead to healthier, quieter, cleaner, and safer streets. Walking can also improve local economies and enhance social and community engagement, leading to more vibrant, resilient, and livable spaces.

Unfortunately, there were 6,205 pedestrians killed and 76,000 injured in traffic crashes in our nation's roadways during 2019.  On average, a pedestrian was killed every 85 minutes and injured every 7 minutes in 2019 across the country.


For more info: https://bestreetsmartnj.org/home/about-street-smart/#laws