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Tewksbury Police offer mock traffic stops for new, autistic drivers

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Everyone feels anxiety when a police officer activates their emergency lights behind them. Especially young or new drivers, or those on the autism spectrum.

The Tewksbury Township Police Department is offering new drivers and those on the autism spectrum the opportunity to participate in mock traffic stops. An officer will first discuss general driver safety, the importance of being a safe driver, and what to do if they are pulled over or in an accident, police said.

The program is open, at no cost, to Tewksbury Township residents who are young or inexperienced drivers, or those on the autism spectrum. Participants must be accompanied by either a parent, guardian, care taker, or licensed driving instructor. The program should last approximately an hour, police said.

To participate call 908-439-3477 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For more information click here or email Chief Tim Barlow at

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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