Just like NYC and Bill de Blasio created Vision Zero, New Jersey is starting a Street Smart NJ campaign to make pedestrians and drivers more conscious of each other. In the town of Flemington, more than 20 pedestrians were involved in accidents in 2015, with one being fatal. With the borough only being one square mile, the numbers are staggering. Street Smart NJs main goals are to make the streets safer for both parties, and will attempt to do so by implementing the following strategies:

• Heads up - phones down
• Use crosswalks
• Wait for the walk
• Obey speed limits
• Stop for pedestrians

New Jersey is yet another state to take action for pedestrian safety. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, as of 2012, 26 states, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, have some type of streets policy. That number is only growing with more pedestrians and bikers on the streets. Sam Schwartz Pedestrian Traffic Management Services was started in response to the growing need of ‘eyes’ out on the roads and we will continue to be here making pedestrian safety a priority.

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Time for a U-turn: N.J. town aims to reduce pedestrian accidents