Traffic Safety Unit

The Point Pleasant Police Traffic Safety Unit is a specialized unit within the Administrative Services Bureau. The men and women assigned to this unit are dedicated to the safe and efficient movement of people and vehicles throughout the Borough of Point Pleasant. The Traffic Safety Unit consists of 1 Lieutenant, and 16 School Crossing Guards. Some of our duties are:

  • The safe movement of our children to and from school.
  • Traffic violation enforcement.
  • Seatbelt and child restraint safety and education.
  • Traffic Safety surveys and recommendations.
  • Traffic collision investigations.
  • Demonstrations and talks to various community groups.

They are just a few of our daily duties. The officers of the Traffic Safety Unit are concerned members of this community just like you. If you see us on the street, wave or stop and speak with us. We are always available to answer your questions or give a demonstration of the equipment we use. We are more than just “ticket writers,” we are educators dedicated to the safety of you and your children.

Remember:

  • Buckle Up! Seat belts save lives!
  • Always protect your children with the proper child restraint system. (We practice a zero tolerance policy if violated).
  • Never, EVER, Drink and Drive!
  • MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST STOP for all pedestrians in a marked crosswalk.
  • PEDESTRIANS MUST obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections whenever possible.  Always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available. No pedestrian should suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which may be too close to stop. All pedestrians must use due care for their safety.
  • If crossing at corners without a marked crosswalk, pedestrians shall yield the right of way to vehicles.  Look left, right and left again before crossing. Watch for turning cars. Don’t assume that vehicles are going to stop for you.  Always walk on the sidewalk when not crossing a street; if there is no sidewalk, walk on the far right side of the roadway facing traffic.  Remain alert! Wear light colored clothing and reflective clothing when walking at night. Stay sober; walking while impaired greatly increases your chances of being struck.
  • MOVE OVER LAW – Drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles; to include, police vehicles, service trucks and other highway safety vehicles displaying red, blue and/or amber flashing lights must move over one lane or, if not safe to move over, then slow down below the posted speed limit.
  • BE ALERT FOR MOTORCYCLES – Heavy traffic could hide a motorcycle. Be aware constantly. Sharing the road will save lives. Motorcyclists and motorists abide by the same traffic laws. To avoid crashes, obey speed laws, warning signs and traffic signals. Share the road. Remember that motorcycles are much smaller and maneuver faster than other vehicles, so always check your mirrors twice.
  • BICYCLE RIDING SAFETY – Young people under the age of 17 are required to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating, or skateboarding. Bicycles are considered vehicles under NJ law and must obey the same rules as motorists. Bicycles must obey all traffic signs and signals, must ride with traffic and must have a horn or bell. Reflectors and a front and rear light is required if used at night. All bicyclist should wear bright, visible and reflectorized clothing.

If you have a complaint, suggestion or wish to have our Speed Monitor visit your street please call us at 892-0060 or e-mail us at: ldowns@ptboropd.com.

SUPERVISOR

Lieutenant Leon Downs

Crossing Guards

C.G. Theresea Gahr
C.G. Phillis Willever
C.G. Alice Vannote
C.G. Che’ Langan
C.G. Marie Saporito
C.G. Jo Connors
C.G. Carol Mead
C.G. Barbara Woolley
C.G. Mary Sure Hammell
C.G Robin Aiello
C.G. Rose Scura
C.G. Catherine Benedict
C.G. John Kaklamanis
C.G. Stephen Grady
C.G. Pete Remondelli
C.G. Tracy Ruffini

News and Information

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Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/ped-bike-safety.html

 

Impaired/Distraction Driving

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/impair-distract-driving.html

 

Vehicle/Motorcycle Safety

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/vehicle-motorcycle.html

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/move-over-law/videos.html

 

Seatbelt/Child Seats

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/occupant.html

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues?prodType=C