The Hoboken Police Department has received an $18,000 grant from the N.J. Division of Highway Traffic Safety, which will fund the “2018 Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program,” aimed at reducing the number of traffic collisions involving pedestrians.
The grant is intended to fund traffic enforcement and provide educational material for the police department’s school and community presentations.
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.
“The Hoboken Pedestrian Safety Program” will begin this month and culminate in October 2018. 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.