New Jersey State Law Effective April 1, 2010
- Motorists must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Failure to observe the law may result in penalties and fines.
- Pedestrians must obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections. Both carry fines for failure to observe the law.
- Always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available.
- If crossing in other locations, yield the right of way to vehicles.
- Never cross from in-between parked cars.
- Always walk facing traffic and wear reflective clothing when walking at night.
- Watch for pedestrians when turning right on red.
- Obey speed limits.
- Whenever any vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
- Do not block or park in crosswalks.
- Be alert for pedestrians at all times.
Children & Seniors
Children and senior citizens are at a higher risk of being struck by a motor vehicle. Special emphasis must be made to educate children and seniors about the importance of walking safely.