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‘Slow Down in Our Town’ program rolls out in Jefferson Township

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Jefferson Township Police Department is in the process of rolling out a new initiative—Slow Down in Our Town—to encourage motorists to slow down when travelling through the township.

“Slow Down in Our Town is a speed reduction program in partnership between neighborhood residents and local law enforcement, working together to coordinate placement of lawn signs in targeted neighborhood,” police said.

The program is being organized by the Jefferson Township Traffic Safety Bureau and will be managed and implemented by township law enforcement officials.

“We will be compiling a schedule of target areas for placement of the signs. These target areas are areas where our patrol and traffic officer, with the aid of residents, have identified areas of high speeding or aggressive driving, or areas where we get multiple complaints from residents,” police said.

“Once the target areas are identified, the department will contact residents and ask their permission to place the Slow Down In Our Town signs on their lawns. There will be 25 available signs which will be placed in target locations throughout the township for one to two weeks at a time,” police said.

The signs are not permanent and will be rotated to different areas of the township after a certain period of time, as various studies have shown that when signs are left in one place too long, motorists eventually ignore them. If you drive the same route to work every day and something changes on that route, you will be sure to notice it, police said.

The intention of the bright yellow signs is to catch the motorist’s attention and give them pause to consider whether they are travelling too fast, police said.

For more information, email trafficsafety@jeffersonpolice.com or the Jefferson Township Police at 973-697-1300.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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