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 email@example.com or the Jefferson Township Police at 973-697-1300.