Extra NJ State Police Presence on Roads over Holiday Weekend
Individuals who plan to attend holiday parties this weekend need to know that NJ State Police troopers will be out on the roads in force as they look to ticket anyone who commits a traffic offense.
In an announcement to the public, the New Jersey State Police indicated that an extra 80 State troopers will be roaming highways and roads in New Jersey over the holiday weekend. This will include roadways in Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, and Morris County.
For people attending parties during the holidays and drinking alcoholic beverages, the increased police presence on roads should lead to an increase in designated drivers, calls for cabs, and the use of ride-sharing apps. In fact, law enforcement is counting on it. The goal of the recent announcement by the NJ State Police is to discourage anyone from Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) during the upcoming weekend.
DWI and DUI accidents occur in greater numbers over the winter holidays, in large part due to holiday parties and dangerous road conditions.
Aggressive driving is also a serious problem in New Jersey during the holidays, as more and more people use NJ roads to travel. This can cause frustration and inevitably leads to car accidents. The increased number of police patrol officers this weekend should cut down on reckless driving accidents and road rage incidents.
For additional information, view the NorthJersey.com article, “State Police Will Be Out in Force This Weekend.”