Middlesex County Comprehensive Traffic Safety Program (CTSP)
The Comprehensive Traffic Safety Program (CTSP), funded through NJDHTS, is a coordinated effort to effectively reduce the total amount of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Middlesex County.
The program emphasizes an aggressive multi-agency collaborative outreach, coordinated enforcement, targeted educational presentations and the proactive identification of traffic control enhancements.
In addition, The Middlesex County Comprehensive Traffic Safety Website http://mctrafficsafety.com was created to expand Middlesex County’s ongoing traffic and pedestrian safety initiatives. The CTSP Web site is a one-stop shop for all traffic and pedestrian safety measures and information within the County.
In an effort to educate our youngest population, the award winning video Traffic Safety is Elementary: Don’t Clown Around was created for our youngest school population, kindergarten to third graders. The focus is about bicycle safety, school bus safety and pedestrian safety, especially as it relates to the proper way to cross a street.
New Jersey D.R.I.V.E. (Driver Response Impaired Vision Exercise)
For more than 10 years the New Jersey State Police provided an impressive lecture about driving under the influence (DUI) to high schools throughout New Jersey.
In January 2001, Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos created a unique program utilizing golf carts and a specially designed course to educate teenager drivers about the dangers of DUI. Freeholder Polos contacted the New Jersey State Police to become the law enforcement partner for the program.
On April 9, 2003, New Jersey State Police Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes formally committed the State Police as partner with Middlesex County to promote New Jersey D.R.I.V.E. across the state. The State Police incorporated their successful DUI lecture program with the hands on golf carts course resulting in a compelling educational experience.
Since the partnership was formed, thousands of high school students across the state have participated in this interactive program including Dover Township High School. The program was given at the Richard Stockton College Home Coming event in 2006 and the State Police Cadets Academy in Sea Girt. It has also been featured at corporation safety fairs, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Meyers Squibb in Union County.
Middlesex County Slow Down in Our Town
Slow Down in our Town is a speed reduction campaign in partnership between neighborhood residents and local law enforcement, working together to coordinate placement of lawn signs in a targeted neighborhood. The signs are moved around the neighborhood periodically because studies show that signs permanently erected on streets become so commonplace that motorists often ignore them. In addition, awareness training is provided to the participating residents and local enforcement.