Summertime Driving Safety Tips
Focus on Safety - a few cool tips
Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown - or worse yet, a highway crash - later.
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.
Slow down and move over – it’s the Law!
Officers - If you manage school crossing guards, go to the Training Page for information on the upcoming Train-The-Trainer webinars.
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:
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.
New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association
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.
Please submit all requests for information to be distributed to our association to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and be sure to add it to your "Safe Senders" or "Whitelist" to ensure delivery of our emails.
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)
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