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Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

Gloucester Township police will use concentrated patrols today on targeted roadways to encourage traffic safety.

It's a national campaign to encourage traffic safety.
It's a national campaign to encourage traffic safety.
The Gloucester Township Police on Thursday deploy stepped up patrols in Blackwood, Glendora, Erial, Sicklerville and other local neighborhoods as part of the nationwide Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day campaign.

This campaign is designed to draw awareness to safe driving behaviors and eliminate roads fatality for one day.

Motorist are encouraged to observe all traffic laws including the speed limit, driving sober, wearing seat belts and avoiding distracted driving practices such as cell phone use.

Authorities will use concentrated patrols on targeted roadways to encourage traffic safety.

Last year in New Jersey, 589 people died in traffic accidents. It was down from 2011 when 627 individuals died. The decline continues a downward trend in motor-vehicle fatalities.

Brutus Cato October 10, 2013 at 07:35 AM
I guess we're somehow to believe that people who normally disregard traffic laws, speed, drive while under the influence, drive without seat belts, engage in distracting activities while driving like putting an open cup of scalding hot coffee between one's legs, and text and talk on the cell phone while driving are suddenly going to get up and make a decision not to do any of that today. I guess this will work just like National Night Out discourages criminals from invading homes while the occupants are out. Beautiful Dreamer...
Linda Thomas Passarella October 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM
As a bus driver in the twp .. GT . People run our lights everyday . and have seen officers sit and watch . so there"s a real problem on our GT rds ..of course its everywhere but i live and work here . as bus driver . its really a problem . and do something .. this yr already we had 5 drivers hit by cars .. the cars hit us .. its only Nov .. ..DRIVE SAFE PLEASE ..
Jennifer October 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM
I'm happy! I live in Glendora, and my child walks to thebus stop daily . And I can tell you every day I see the same things. 1. Cars speeding down the middle of the BHP to Station Ave left turn. 2. People making lefts out of Dunkin Donuts or driving down the shoulder of the BHP to get to Dunkin Donuts. 3. People speeding down central ave parallel to BHP. 4. People not stopping at stop signs especially at 4th and Central and people going up Central off of BHP where it is posted do not enter in the mornings.
stephaniebelcher October 10, 2013 at 03:17 PM
This is joke, living across from a GlouTwp elementary school, we have been complaining for years of parents disregard of the traffic laws, students, parents and busses getting to and from school. People cut busses off, do not stop when the crossing guard is in the intersection walking kids, people park on the corners, people drop their children off in the bus stations, and the list goes on. It took over 2 years, many complaints and the back and forth with the police dept and the school district to finally get a cross walk to help the students get to school and even still, it is disregarded. Don't even get me started on the 8 year battle myself and neighbors have been fighting over the poor parking at the baseball fields and how the streets, mailboxes and driveways are blocked all around the fields.
Jennifer October 10, 2013 at 04:20 PM
It's disappointing that police can't be everywhere and we have such a large community to monitor. It's also just plan sad and disgraceful that people can't follow simple safety rules especially where buses, schools and children are concerned.
OCNJ October 11, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Jennifer, It was nice to read a comment that you posted which fairly represents the truth of the matter. Should be more such as these to revive this site.

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