Safe Passage: Moving toward zero fatalities
*Always cross at corners
*Look both ways before crossing the street
*Always walk facing traffic
Walk Safely New Jersey
Walking is a great activity and a great way to stay fit. However, it can also be dangerous. More than a hundred pedestrians are killed in New Jersey each year and thousands more are injured.
*Wear bright-colored clothing, especially at night. If necessary, attach a piece of reflective material to your clothing or handbag.
*Walk on sidewalks or paths and always cross at the corner, within marked crosswalks.
*Do not try to cross mid-block or between parked cars.
*Look left, right and left again before crossing and be on the lookout for turning vehicles.
*Continue to look for vehicles while crossing.
*Make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of a vehicle.
*Learn the proper use of “Walk/Don’t Walk” signals and obey them.
*Use the buddy system. Walk and cross with others when possible.
*If at all possible, do not walk at night or during bad weather such as rain, snow or ice.
Division of Highway Traffic Safety
140 East Front, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 048
Trenton, NJ 08625-0048
Telephone: (609) 633-9300
Fax: (609) 633-9020
Disclaimer: This information was take from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety ‘Walk Safe’ pamphlet. Please call the above numbers for more information on the program.
I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston.
I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan.
I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
Please call the above number for more information.
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