with in the borough. Among the responsibilities are:
The Kinnelon Police Traffic Bureau will ensure and promote both vehicular and pedestrian safety. This shall be accomplished through public, political and Departmental awareness. The bureau shall promote professional development of department personnel in the field of traffic safety. The bureau will create a more thorough public awareness, through use of all media and visible patrol. Data analysis will help determine problem locations which will be relayed to personnel and various agencies to correct any issues. The bureau is to adhere to the departments core values - Integrity, Accountability, Pride, Fairness, Respect, Service and Compassion.
Kinnelon Borough Police Department and other jurisdictions throughout New Jersey are increasing enforcement and education of the state's PRIMARY Seat Belt Law. The enforcement and education campaign comes as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket mobilization.
The goal of this program is to increase the statewide safety belt usage rate to 92%. The current safety belt usage rate in New Jersey is 90%, and the rate has steadily risen during the last ten years.
In 2006, there were 773 motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey, a large percentage of which were not wearing a safety belt. Safety belt use saves lives and prevents injuries. Between 1975 and 2000, safety belts prevented 135,000 fatalities and 3.8 Million injuries nationwide, saving 585 Billion in medical and other costs.
Safety belts are especially important for teens an young adults. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people in the age range of 15 to 34 in the United States.
The Kinnelon Police have a zero tolerance for safety belt enforcement. Concerted efforts are going on locally and statewide to raise awareness about the importance and life-saving benefits of safety belts.
KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25!
The Kinnelon Police Department is participating in the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 campaign to protect the pedestrians of our town. The goal of our the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is to educate the motorists of our town about the increased risk of injury or injury and death noth only to occupants of the vehicles, but also pedestrians. Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a friendly reminder to slow down in a fast-paced world, as well as an invitation to take personal responsibility for your driving behavior.
According to the NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NTHSA), almost 175,000 pedestrians died on U.S. roadways between 1980 and 2005. 4,881 pedestrians died while walking in neighborhoods or crossing streets in 2005. 500 of these deaths were children under 14 years old.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deah for children of every age from 2-14 years old. More than one-fifth of children betwen 5 and 9 killed in traffic incidents in 2006 were pedestrians.
At 20 MPH 5% will die
At 30 MPH 45% will die
At 40 MPH 85% will die
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25!
OVER THE LIMIT UNDER ARREST
The Kinnelon Police Department reminds motorist to drive responsibly. Officers throughout New Jersey and this department will be participating in the Over the Limit Under Arrest campaign to combat drinking and driving.
For further information on drinking and driving visit:
- No traffic contruction advisories at this time
For a list of all Motor Vehicle Laws visit NJ Title 39 Motor Vehicle Law. Scroll down and select Title 39