LINDEN – Starting today, the Linden Police Department will be aggressively enforcing motor vehicle violations on Route 1&9, a state mandated Safe Corridor. In 2003, the state established the Safe Corridor Program as an initiative to help increase the safety on 14 New Jersey roads with the highest accident and fatality rates.
“We will be looking for any and all violations, and there will be zero tolerance” stated Linden Police Traffic Commander Michael Babulski. “Public safety is among this department’s main concerns. We are focused on making the roads safer by cutting down on accidents and injuries, and hopefully aggressive enforcement will help us reach that goal.”
The initiative will include roving patrols throughout the day. “Our officers will be focusing on all violations, especially ones that distract drivers,” said Babulski. “The technology of today is making it all too easy for drivers to get distracted, so driving while texting and talking on the cell phone is a big concern that we plan on addressing.”
The Safe Corridor Enforcement Detail is being funded through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation Highway Safety Fund. Linden is one of 52 municipalities that will be receiving funds from the grant.
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