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Speed Humps on Myrtle Ave. in Scotch Plains Slow Traffic

Cars slow for speed bumps on Myrtle Ave. in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
Temporary speed bumps were placed on Myrtle Ave. last year to help slow traffic on Myrtle and other "cut-through" streets near Rte. 22. Credits: John Mooney
Mayor Kevin Glover, Police Chief Ted Conley and Township Manager Al Mirabella take a look at the new speed humps in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains police have installed speed humps on on the 300 Block of Myrtle Ave. (between Front St. and Mountain Ave.) as a pilot program to help slow cars on one of the main "cut-through" streets that run north-south from Route 22. 

"Safety is our number one priority," said Mayor Kevin Glover, who was joined by Township Manager Al Mirabella as the speed humps were first installed last week. "The people who live in the neighborhood asked for this. Launching this as a pilot program enables us to see how well it works. Just standing here, you can see it is making a difference."

"This is a temporary speed hump aimed at slowing slow traffic on the street," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley. "We invite the public to give us feedback -- positive or negative -- on the speed humps so that we can assess the effectiveness of this effort. Call (908) 322-7100 x103 or email Traffic Officer Jerry Brown at JBrown@ScotchPlainsPolice.org with comments. 

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"I think it's great. People go too fast on this street," said Mario D'Angelo, who lives on Mytle Ave. where the speed humps have been installed.



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