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.
POINT PLEASANT - If you're in the habit of driving through crosswalks while people are waiting to go from one side of the street to the other, you're breaking a law - and it's highly likely that you'll be caught in this borough.
Between 2010 and 2014 nearly 740 pedestrians were fatally wounded in car crashes in addition to over 22,000 injuries according to the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. These stats are reason New Jersey is deemed a "focus" state by the Federal Highway Administration and brings to the f…
Two pedestrian crossings in the middle of Hooper Avenue in downtown Toms River installed a decade ago to improve safety, recently were removed after concerns about their effectiveness, according to Ocean County officials.
In an effort to lower New Jersey's 14th-place ranking in nationwide pedestrian fatalities, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority has kicked off its new "Street Smart" pilot program, designed to raise public awareness about how to stay safe on the state's roads.