Nationwide, motorcycle riders continue to be overrepresented in fatal traffic crashes. In 2020, across the country, 5,579 motorcyclists died in crashes. To keep everyone safe, we urge drivers and motorcyclists to share the road and be alert, and we're reminding motorcyclists to make themselves visible, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and always to ride sober.
Safe riding practices and cooperation from all road users will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways. But it’s especially important for drivers to understand the safety challenges faced by motorcyclists, such as size and visibility, and motorcycle riding practices like downshifting and weaving to know how to anticipate and respond to them. By raising motorists’ awareness, drivers and riders will be safer sharing the road. (NHTSA)
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.
Bumper stickers for emergency vehicles are available for First Responders, please visit www.NJTIM.org to learn more.
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
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.
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws are recognized as the single most effective tool for keeping young drivers safe and reducing teen driver crashes, injuries and deaths. New Jersey has some of the most effective laws in the country, so to celebrate 10 years of Kyleigh’s Law and 20 years of the GDL, we’re asking NJ to #StickToIt. (NJDHTS)
Slow down and move over – it’s the Law!
New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association
Of all the motorists who share the roads in New Jersey, motorcyclists represent the most vulnerable segment. Motorcyclists are more than 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and five times more likely to be injured (NHTSA). Over the last ten-year period (2008 to 2017), motorcycle fatalities have varied. The highest number of fatalities (93) occurred in 2011, while the lowest number (50) occurred in 2015. From 2012 to 2016, there have been nearly 12,000 crashes in New Jersey involving motorcycles. (NJDHTS)
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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.
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.
New Jersey experiences a disproportionate number of pedestrian injury crashes and fatalities compared to the nation as a whole. More than 6 in 10 people walk for transportation, exercise, relaxation, or other activities. The benefits of walking extend beyond the 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.
SAFE PASSING LAW
The NJ Safe Passing Law (NJSPL) (A5570/S2208) is now in effect. The new law provides clear rules of the road for all motorists about when and how to pass people sharing the road on foot, on bicycles, on scooters, wheelchairs, or in other legally permitted ways to travel other than a motor vehicle.
Remember the five tenets of Below 100
Wear your seat belt
Watch your speed
Wear your vest
WIN: What's Important Now
When in traffic
Wear your high visibility safety vest !!
Stay Safe Out There
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: