Piscataway Promotes Safe Streets

January 24, 2024 – The Piscataway Township Police Department (PTPD) is pleased to announce the continuance of Piscataway Promotes Safe Streets in 2024, an initiative brought forth by the Traffic Safety Division.

Piscataway Promotes Safe Streets is a multifaceted high visibility speed enforcement campaign which will include continued infrastructure improvements, education, community engagement and selective speed enforcement efforts. The goal of this campaign is to promote a safer community by reducing motor vehicle collisions on residential 25 m.p.h. roadways that are attributed to vehicles traveling at an unsafe speed.

This campaign initially began in February 2023 and was highly successful during the first year. During this initial campaign year, over 200 selective enforcement details on local residential roadways were initiated, resulting in over 1,800 motor vehicle stops and summonses issued; 65 percent of these summonses were for violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 (speeding). A total of 20 teen safe driving seminars were hosted to educate the youth in the community about the dangers associated with driving at unsafe speeds.

Infrastructure Improvements: PTPD has received funding to purchase additional pole mounted radar signs which will be installed throughout residential roadways of the community. These signs display vehicle speed to drivers and collect and store speed data from the roadway.

Education: In conjunction with local non-profit organizations, educational seminars will continue to be held at local high schools and places of worship to educate young drivers on the danger of operating vehicles at unsafe speeds.

Community Engagement: PTPD will seek to engage the community in this initiative by continuing to offer free lawn signs to residents with various messages encouraging drivers to slow down. PTPD also plans to host open public forums in each sector of the Township to allow for two-way communication between residents and officers regarding vehicle speeding issues in the community.

Selective Speed Enforcement: Directed high visibility speed enforcement efforts will be conducted by officers on residential roadways. These enforcement efforts will be in addition to routine traffic enforcement efforts made by officers.

The PTPD Traffic Safety Division is committed to making residential roadways safer for all pedestrians and motorists in our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patrol Officer Bill Kloos of the Traffic Safety Division at (732) 562-7647 or WKloos@PiscatawayNJ.org.

Funding for this initiative is provided by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.