Hoboken, NJ - Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
The Hoboken Police Department has received an $18,000 grant from the N.J. Division of Highway Traffic Safety aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety in Hoboken.
The grant will fund the “2018 Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program,” a program aimed at reducing the number of traffic collisions involving pedestrians and supplements ongoing pedestrian safety efforts by the Hoboken Police Department. The grant provides funding for traffic enforcement and educational material to be utilized during the police department’s school and community presentations.
The police department’s Traffic and Transportation Bureau has recognized the need for increased enforcement and awareness regarding pedestrian safety. “The Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program” will begin this month and culminate in October 2018. The program will provide educational presentations in the community and the enforcement of motor vehicle laws throughout the city. Officers will stop motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, and in addition will be on the lookout for other dangerous violations such as distracted driving.
As pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility, pedestrians who fail to use a crosswalk when crossing the street also will be stopped as part of the program. Urging pedestrians and drivers alike to be aware of their surroundings can save lives.
Hoboken Police Officers will focus their enforcement efforts at commonly used crosswalks as well as school zones. For information regarding “The Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program,” the public is advised to contact Lieutenant John Petrosino or Sergeant William Montanez of the Hoboken Police Department’s Traffic and Transportation Bureau at (201) 420-5109.