It's the law in New Jersey - drivers must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

Unfortunately, some drivers can't be bothered, and every now and then it ends in tragedy. That's why one Ocean County police force is making sure that drivers know the rules.

If you travel Route 9 in Bayville on a regular basis, you may have noticed an unusual number of people getting pulled over today.

That's because the police are watching. And they're serious.

They're keeping an eye on some of the heavily traveled crosswalks in the area, including outside of the Shop Rite shopping center, and grabbing drivers who don't yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks.

So why are we telling you this?

Well, it's two fold. On one hand I think it's common courtesy for a commuter to give their fellow commuters the heads up when a targeted enforcement operation is taking place.

And second, this is one of those laws where it's never worth it to take a chance.

All too often in downtown Toms River, I see cars zipping through the heavily traveled crosswalks on Washington Street.

So there are two things to keep in mind here - one, the police are watching, and two, yes it is indeed the law in New Jersey that cars must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

Be careful out there, Ocean County!


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