During the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18), more than a third (36%) of crash fatalities involved a drunk driver.
Please, if you plan to drink this St. Patrick’s Day, plan ahead for a safe way home!
Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly. In 2020, 30% of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes had blood alcohol concentrations at or above .08. Pedestrians who have been drinking should also arrange for a sober ride or for a sober friend to walk them home.
Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Designate a sober driver or call a ride service to get home safely.
Never let a friend drive drunk. Arrange a safe and sober way for them to get home.
If you’re the designated driver, make sure you don’t drink so you can keep that promise of safety to yourself and your passengers.
Don't ride in a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking.
If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement to report the driver.
If you’re hosting a party:
Make sure all your guests designate their sober drivers in advance.
Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
Stop serving alcohol a few hours before the end of the party and keep serving non-alcoholic drinks and food.
Take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving after drinking and get them a ride home.
Slow down and move over – it’s the Law!
New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association
Remember the five tenets of Below 100
Wear your seat belt
Watch your speed
Wear your vest
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When in traffic
Wear your high visibility safety vest !!
Stay Safe Out There
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.
Click here to go to the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety's webpage with more information on the NJ Safe Passing Law and Pedestrian Safety.
Officers - If you manage school crossing guards, go to the Training Page for information on the upcoming Train-The-Trainer webinars.
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.
Click here to go to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety's website on teen driving and Stick To It!
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)
Our Mission Statement
Established in 1974
This organization shall be known as the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers' Association
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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.