New Jersey’s New Crosswalk Law

In Tenafly, NJ there is a change taking place for motorists, pedestrians, and  the police department.  As of April 1, 2010, when the new law takes effect, motorists will have to come to a complete stop when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk instead of yielding to the pedestrian. 

The State of New Jersey has recognized that there are a “disproportionate number of pedestrian injury crashes and fatalities compared to the nation as a whole.” 

New Jersey has taken the motto:  Pedestrian Safety is a Shared Responsibility.  In an effort to inform and education about the new law the Tenafly Police department has used several venues to reach the public.  Signs at the crosswalks will now state for motorists to stop.  The police officers will be handing out Crosswalk Warning Palm Cards, designed by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, before writing summonses and warnings to motorists and pedestrians.  The police are actively involved in getting this information to the 3 groups that are in the most danger: children, seniors, and for people who English is a second language. 

 To highlight a few basic information and common sense suggestions that is for everyone: 

  •  Motorist – stop, don’t pass another stopped vehicle, and yield to pedestrians in crosswalk
  • Pedestrians – cross at corners, look left, right, left, wear reflective clothing, walk facing traffic, obey traffic signals, yield to motorist

 There are some special suggestions for children and seniors: 

  •  Children – don’t cross between parked cars
  • Seniors – make eye contact with the motorist before crossing

 Failure to adhere to the new law will result in fines for motorist and pedestrians.  Click to read more about the new laws and fines

  Want to know your home value? Contact Tami Rapaport’s Team 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
130 Dean Drive
Tenafly, NJ. 07670 




About tamirapaport

I have been a Tenafly Realtor for many years and continue to offer excellent service for my friends and clients. I have been fortunate to be the only realtor to achive Platinum Level Sales Award for 8 years in a row! (NJAR Circle of Excellence 2002-2009) and in 2008, I ranked #3 out of 3,900 Coldwell Banker agents throughout the entire state of New Jersey! I love my job and my committment shows. I am also a member of Coldwell Banker International President's Premier, the top 1% worldwide of the heighest sales ranking within the company. Awards are great recognition, but my clients will tell you I get the job done! I am multi-lingual and speak fluent Hebrew as well as English.
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