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
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.
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:
Teen Driver Safety
Officers - If you manage school crossing guards, go to the Training Page for information on the upcoming Train-The-Trainer webinars.
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!
It is crucial to remind our new and soon-to-be drivers about all the life-saving rules to follow to stay safe behind the wheel!
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.
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.
As pedestrians, we are all vulnerable to different safety challenges. Take the time to refresh your knowledge on how you can keep yourself and your family safe while walking to your destination, especially around large trucks and buses.
Pedestrian Safety Month is also a priority for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With over 7,300 pedestrian fatalities in 2021, NHTSA is sharing more information on pedestrian safety awareness to save lives! So don’t be a statistic – be safe when walking along the roads.
FMCSA Teen Zone
As a new or soon-to-be driver, learning the rules of the road is important now more than ever.
Here you’ll find tips and activities that’ll help you learn even more about road safety.
Super Bowl Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign
Each year, the Super Bowl garners millions of viewers, with many taking the opportunity to cheer on their favored team with a night out or by attending a party. State and local highway traffic safety patrols will be out targeting impaired drivers.
Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
If your night involves alcohol outside your home, plan for a sober ride home.
If you’re hosting a party, take care of your guests.
NJPTOA wants to spread the word about impaired driving due to alcohol and/or drugs. Reminding all drivers:
Please submit all requests for information to be distributed to our association to: email@example.com
and be sure to add it to your "Safe Senders" or "Whitelist" to ensure delivery of our emails.
New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association
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.
Respect the “Danger Zone”
The school bus loading and unloading area is called the “Danger Zone”. Specifically, this is any side of the bus where a child may not be seen by the bus driver and, therefore, is in the most danger.
Let’s work together to keep our children safe as they wait to ride the bus to and from school.