Hoboken police receive $16k state grant for ‘Walk Safe Hoboken’ campaign

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The Hoboken Police Department has received a $16,000 grant from the N.J. Division of Highway Traffic Safety aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety in the city known as the “Walk Safe Hoboken” campaign.

Pedestrians crossing the street near the Newark Street Plaza in Hoboken back on August 1.
Pedestrians crossing the street near the Newark Street Plaza in Hoboken back on August 1.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The grant will fund the 2017 Walk Safe Hoboken campaign, a program aimed at reducing the number of traffic collisions involving pedestrians, city spokesman Juan Melli said in a media release today.

The grant provides funding for traffic enforcement and educational material to be utilized during the police department’s school and community presentations.

The program will begin this month and culminate in May 2017, likely involving educational presentations to local schools and the enforcement of motor vehicle laws throughout the city.

Additionally, officers will stop motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and will also be on the lookout for other dangerous violations such as distracted driving.

Hoboken police also urge pedestrians to use crosswalks and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

For more information regarding Walk Safe Hoboken, members of the public can contact Lieutenant John Petrosino or Sergeant William Montanez of the Hoboken Police Department’s Traffic and Transportation Bureau at (201) 420-5109.