Motorists - Beware of Deer and Drive With Extra Caution as Daylight Hours Decrease With Earlier Twilight
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Established in 1974
This organization shall be known as the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers' Association
which is formed for the following purposes:
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
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when passing a stopped emergency vehicle, highway workers, and tow trucks.
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Slow down and move over – it’s the Law!
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
Drivers need to be extra vigilant on roadways this fall as the mating season for white-tailed deer gets underway and daylight hours decrease. Deer are more likely to suddenly enter roadways at this time of year, known as the fall rut, increasing the risk for sudden stops or collisions. Deer activity is more likely to occur during early morning hours and around sunset, when visibility may be difficult.
“Deer are involved in thousands of collisions with motor vehicles in New Jersey every year, most of which occur during the fall mating season,” New Jersey DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Dave Golden said.
These tips can help motorists stay safe during the peak of the annual fall rut:
For more information about white-tailed deer in New Jersey, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/deer.htm
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.
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Wear your seat belt
Watch your speed
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When in traffic
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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.
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