Safety Tips

Pedestrian Safety

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.

Safety Tips


  • 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.