CAMDEN, NJ– With aid from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, Camden cops will be advising both chauffeurs and locals to keep excellent practices while taking a trip throughout the city.
The Camden County Police Department (CCPD) is getting $25,000 as part of the Street Smart grant program.
From now until May 31, officers will be additional cognizant of drivers reaching significant crosswalks – specifically when citizens are crossing the street.
“State law mandates that drivers concern a total stop when approaching any significant crosswalk where there are pedestrians crossing which infractions of this law can lead to a $200 fine, court expenses and additional penalties,” the CCPD said in a statement while revealing the initiative.
“Conversely, pedestrians are advised to always cross the street at corners and within significant crosswalks where they are available, to search in both instructions prior to crossing and to never try to cross in the middle of a street, particularly where there are parked automobiles along the curbside, making it challenging for chauffeurs to see pedestrians attempting to cross,” the department included.
Cops officials said the CCPD will continue to impart other Division of Highway Traffic Safety programs like “Click It or Ticket” to up seat-belt usage and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” to tackle intoxicated driving.
You can discover more on New Jersey laws for chauffeurs and pedestrians by going to BeStreetSmartNJ.org.