The New Jersey State Police will be increasing their roving patrols this holiday weekend with well over 100 additional troopers statewide.
From Friday to Sunday, motorists should be prepared for troopers watching for the following:
- people not wearing their seat belts
- drivers using their cell phones to talk or text
- drivers driving aggressively
- drivers speeding
- drivers driving erratically
- drivers showing signs of fatigue
- drivers showing signs of impairment due to drugs or alcohol
This holiday weekend, many people will be traveling long distances to vacation or visit friends and family. The State Police reminds everyone that if a driver plans on drinking an alcoholic beverage, they must make sure to have a designated driver. Similarly, if a driver will be traveling long distances, they should make sure to take a break from driving or take turns driving with a passenger.
“This program is designed to reduce crashes and crash-related fatalities,”
said Deputy Superintendent of Operations Lt. Colonel Edward Cetnar.
“We want everyone to get to and from their destination safely
and to enjoy the holiday weekend with their friends and families.”
When we think of serious car crashes, the highways, interstates
and toll roads are the first to come to mind," a State Police spokesperson noted.
"Let's not forget about those winding, tree-lined
county roads riddled with hidden driveways.
Fast speeds and driver inattention can have disastrous consequences.
Go slow and enjoy the scenery."