Point Pleasant Borough is the latest community to join the Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety initiative.
The borough kicked off its campaign during its Earth Day Celebration at Riverfront Park on April 27. Point Pleasant Borough is partnering with Greater Mercer TMA. The campaign aims to educate people of their shared responsibility to make roads safer whether they’re driving or walking.
Following the kickoff, residents were encouraged to complete an online survey to gauge their traffic safety knowledge.
“Pedestrian safety is a priority for the Borough’s Police Department. We’ll be interacting with motorists to make sure they know and obey the law and stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk,” Chief Larsen said. “We’ll also be reminding pedestrians to use crosswalks and cross at intersections.”
Officers will also address speeding and distracted driving and walking, which often contribute to crashes involving pedestrians.
“This is a great initiative,” Mayor Robert Saboski said. “On top of all of the improvements we’ve already done over the last few years, education is probably the most important. Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists alike need to know the law and follow it.”