As much fun as the Fourth of July holiday is, it also brings a lot of danger to the roads of New Jersey. In an effort to keep New Jersey’s roads safe, the State Police have announced that they will be increasing their patrols between Tuesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 6. The specific targets of the crackdown will be on drivers who are driving aggressively, speeding, aren’t using seatbelts, are distracted, or are driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition to the aforementioned traffic violations, law enforcement will be looking for individuals who fail to abide by the Move Over Law that requires drivers to leave an empty lane between themselves and emergency vehicles stopped on the highway. The New Jersey State Police added 70 additional troopers to focus on these matters.
The reason for the increased law enforcement presence is to combat the number of fatalities on New Jersey’s roads this holiday. The holiday weekend last year, unfortunately, resulted in 5 deaths. Two of the fatalities were alcohol-related deaths.
Alcohol is one of the major factors in dangerous driving, especially this week. Not only are the roadways being patrolled for drunk drivers, waterways are as well. The New Jersey State Police Marine Bureau is on the lookout for individuals who are boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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