WEST ORANGE, NJ — While conducting a two-hour Pedestrian Safety Detail in front of the Edison Museum on Main Street in West Orange on Thursday, the West Orange Police Department reported that 29 summonses were issued for Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Almost half of the violators were township residents, according to police.
“We would like to remind all drivers that you must come to a complete stop when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk and you must remain stopped until the pedestrian completely crosses the street, not just your side,” police said in a press release. “We would also like to remind all pedestrians that you must remain within the crosswalk (if marked) or cross perpendicular to the street (if no-marked crosswalk).”
The West Orange Police Department announced over the weekend that it will be conducting several more pedestrian details at various locations in the coming year.
“We need to work together to make West Orange as safe as possible for motorists and pedestrians,” the release stated.