Street Smart NJ Presentation at Fanwood Borough Council

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) special projects manager Pam Fischer the Fanwood Council meeting on Monday, May 4, 2015. Looking on is NJTPA planner Keith Hamas, center, and Fanwood Police Lt. Francisco Marrero. Credits: Brian Horton
"Vital Signs"

FANWOOD, NJ -- North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) special projects manager Pam Fischer, right, briefed the council on a proposed "Street Smart NJ" program at a borough council meeting in Fanwood, NJ, Monday, May 4, 2015. 

The “Street Smart NJ” campaign, a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations, urges motorists and pedestrians to “check your vital signs” to improve your safety on the road. 
Fischer said the program was to get motorists to obey speed limits and stop for pedestrias in crosswalks and to encourage pedestrians to use crosswalks. Among the trouble spots in Fanwood: Sheelen's Crossing between North and South Aves.
The campaign comes when the Garden State is ranks 14th in the nation in pedestrian fatalities.From 2009-11, 402 pedestrians were killed and more than 13,000 injured on NJ roadways, which translates to one death every 2.5 days and 14 injuries daily.
Street Smart NJ was piloted in Newark, Hackettstown, Jersey City and Woodbridge in November 2013. Long Beach Island has also implemented the program. To learn more about Street Smart NJ, visit

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