On average, eighteen people lose their lives every year in car crashes on Salem County’s roadways. Compared to other counties, when population and miles of public roadway are weighted equally, Salem County has one of the most serious traffic safety problems in the State.
Faced with this fact, the Salem County law enforcement community has launched a campaign aimed at combating the leading contributing factors in all motor vehicle related deaths and injuries:
- AGGRESSIVE DRIVING
- DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS
- INATTENTIVE DRIVING
- SEAT BELT USAGE
Salem County law enforcement is dedicating additional resources – in the form of targeted traffic enforcement efforts and police sobriety checkpoints – in an effort to raise public awareness about the serious problem of traffic fatalities in this county. The goal of the Salem County Safe Roadways Project is to reduce the number of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries that occur here every year.
Salem County ranks SIXTH among New Jersey’s twenty-one counties for the average number of traffic deaths that occur here each year (when population and miles of public roadway are weighed equally).
|Miles of Public
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As part of the Safe Roadways Project, law enforcement is attempting to raise public awareness about traffic safety issues by advertising on billboards along the major highways within Salem County.
Road Sign Campaign
Road signs will be posted along the major highways in Salem County reminding motorist of the traffic safety issues related to the Safe Roadways Project.
Proposed Sign Locations*:
- Route 49, Salem. Vicinity Salem Police Department (facing eastbound traffic).
- Route 49, Pennsville. Vicinity Pennsville Police Department (facing westbound traffic).
- Route 48, Carney’s Point. Vicinity Carney’s Point Police Department (facing westbound traffic).
- Route 40/45, Woodstown. Vicinity Woodstown Police Department (facing westbound traffic).
* = Pending approval of NJ Department of Transportation
- State Route 49, Salem City. Vicinity mile marker 10.1 (facing eastbound traffic).
- US Route 40, Pilesgrove. Vicinity mile marker 12.1 (facing eastbound traffic).
- County Route 551, Pennsville. Vicinity Churchtown Road (facing southbound traffic).
- US Route 40, Pilesgrove. Vicinity mile marker 8.0 (facing eastbound traffic).
- State Route 49, Quinton. Vicinity mile marker 12.0 (facing eastbound traffic).
- US Route 40, Upper Pittsgrove. Vicinity mile marker 18.0 (facing eastbound traffic).
- US Route 40, Upper Pittsgrove. Vicinity mile marker 18.0 (facing westbound traffic).
Traffic Safety Library
The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety maintains an online library of brochures, posters, and other publications, audio files, traffic safety reports and statistics. CLICK HERE to check out this great on-line resource!
Other Traffic Safety Campaigns
You Drink & Drive…
National campaign to
reduce impaired driving
offers suggested tips on how each driver can foster a safer driving environment in New Jersey