New Safety Signs Will be Displayed as Part of Hunterdon’s Pedestrian Safety Month

Hunterdon County Route 604 - New Jersey

Hunterdon County Route 604 – New Jersey (Photo credit: Dougtone)

After writing the article on “Drivers and Pedestrians Share Responsibility for Safe Roadways,” we learned that eight Hunterdon County communities will receive traffic warning signs as part of October’s “Hunterdon County Pedestrian Safety Month.” (1)

The signs, which will read “Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk,” will be on display in Califon, Clinton, Delaware (Seargentsville), East Amwell (Ringoes), Flemington, Frenchtown, Lambertville, and Milford thanks to HART Commuter Information Services. Other communities will update their existing “yield to pedestrian” signs with new decals. (1)

The Pedestrian Safety Month initiative is aimed at educating motorists and pedestrians alike as to their responsibilities for keeping the County streets safe. New Jersey State law requires motorists to stop for pedestrians in any marked crosswalk, as well as unmarked crosswalks at intersections, and requires pedestrians to use the crosswalks provided and to obey other pedestrian traffic signals. (2)

Other activities planned for Pedestrian Safety Month include displays promoting pedestrian safety, school programs on walking safety and other educational programs aimed at reducing the number of vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents on the County’s streets. (1)

Ragland Law Firm, a Hunterdon County-based law firm, offers experienced legal representation with a proven track record. Contact their office for assistance with motor vehicle or pedestrian accidents in Hunterdon County and the surrounding communities.

(1) http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/10/eight_communities_in_hunterdon.html

(2) http://tmacouncilnj.org/newsletter.php?page=jun2012

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