New Jersey DHTS

New Jersey DHTS Moving toward zero fatalities. http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/index.html The bulk of the Division's funding comes from the Federal Government, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The funding received by the Division is used to undertake state-wide traffic safety programs and is also dispersed to municipal, county, state government and law enforcement agencies, as well as non-profit organizations in the form of traffic safety grants. The Director is appointed by the Governor and also serves as the Governor’s Representative for highway safety. Traffic safety priority areas t

The funding received by the Division is used to undertake state-wide traffic safety programs and is also dispersed to municipal, county, state government and law enforcement agencies, as well as non-profit organizations in the form of traffic safety grants. The Director is appointed by the Governor and also serves as the Governor’s Representative for highway safety. Traffic safety priority areas t

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Though there were fewer miles traveled in 2020, speeding related fatalities increased in New Jersey over the last year. ...
07/28/2021

Though there were fewer miles traveled in 2020, speeding related fatalities increased in New Jersey over the last year. Getting pulled over will not get you to your destination more quickly, and a speeding ticket could cost you a whole day’s wage. Please, #SlowDown

Though there were fewer miles traveled in 2020, speeding related fatalities increased in New Jersey over the last year. Getting pulled over will not get you to your destination more quickly, and a speeding ticket could cost you a whole day’s wage. Please, #SlowDown

New Jersey’s Kyleigh’s Law requires any driver under age 21 who holds a permit or probationary driver's license to displ...
07/26/2021

New Jersey’s Kyleigh’s Law requires any driver under age 21 who holds a permit or probationary driver's license to display a $4 pair of decals on the top left corner of the front and rear license plates of their vehicles. Do you have yours? www.njsaferoads.com/sticktoit #StickToIt #TeenDriverSafety

New Jersey’s Kyleigh’s Law requires any driver under age 21 who holds a permit or probationary driver's license to display a $4 pair of decals on the top left corner of the front and rear license plates of their vehicles. Do you have yours? www.njsaferoads.com/sticktoit #StickToIt #TeenDriverSafety

Every intersection in New Jersey has a crosswalk even if it's not marked (as pictured here.) It's the law to stop for pe...
07/23/2021

Every intersection in New Jersey has a crosswalk even if it's not marked (as pictured here.) It's the law to stop for people crossing in crosswalks. #PedestrianSafety

Every intersection in New Jersey has a crosswalk even if it's not marked (as pictured here.) It's the law to stop for people crossing in crosswalks. #PedestrianSafety

Keep to the right lane except to pass. Not only is it the LAW in New Jersey, but it helps keep traffic flowing smoothly ...
07/22/2021

Keep to the right lane except to pass. Not only is it the LAW in New Jersey, but it helps keep traffic flowing smoothly so everyone can get to where they are going safely. #KeepRight

Keep to the right lane except to pass. Not only is it the LAW in New Jersey, but it helps keep traffic flowing smoothly so everyone can get to where they are going safely. #KeepRight

Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as nighttime or bad weather. Pedestrians and bicyclists c...
07/20/2021

Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as nighttime or bad weather. Pedestrians and bicyclists can be hard to see. #SafeDriversSaveLives

Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as nighttime or bad weather. Pedestrians and bicyclists can be hard to see. #SafeDriversSaveLives

ASK THE DIRECTOR! Do you have a traffic safety related question that you would like DHTS to answer? We want to hear from...
07/16/2021

ASK THE DIRECTOR! Do you have a traffic safety related question that you would like DHTS to answer? We want to hear from you!

Send us a message with your question and DHTS Director Heitmann may answer it via public video on our social media pages.

Disclaimer: DHTS reserves the right to select which questions are answered. Submission does not guarantee that your question will be answered.

ASK THE DIRECTOR! Do you have a traffic safety related question that you would like DHTS to answer? We want to hear from you!

Send us a message with your question and DHTS Director Heitmann may answer it via public video on our social media pages.

Disclaimer: DHTS reserves the right to select which questions are answered. Submission does not guarantee that your question will be answered.

Going on a summer road trip? Be sure to give your tires a checkup before you go (and at least once a month!) Learn more ...
07/14/2021

Going on a summer road trip? Be sure to give your tires a checkup before you go (and at least once a month!) Learn more about tire safety at NHTSA.gov/tires.

Going on a summer road trip? Be sure to give your tires a checkup before you go (and at least once a month!) Learn more about tire safety at NHTSA.gov/tires.

Photos from New Jersey OAG's post
07/13/2021

Photos from New Jersey OAG's post

Slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Not only is it the LAW, but it’s a court...
07/12/2021

Slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Not only is it the LAW, but it’s a courtesy to our first responders and could save a life. #SlowDown #MoveOver

Slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Not only is it the LAW, but it’s a courtesy to our first responders and could save a life. #SlowDown #MoveOver

Charles Feggans' 25 years at New Jersey OAG is the tip of the iceberg. Watch this US Marine veteran and published author...
07/09/2021
New Jersey Attorney General's Office on LinkedIn: Inspiring Service: Charles Feggans

Charles Feggans' 25 years at New Jersey OAG is the tip of the iceberg. Watch this US Marine veteran and published author recount how he saved a life. We're grateful for his contributions to DHTS and his dedication to keeping our residents safe: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6819251013296431104/

Charles Feggan’s 25 years at LPS is the tip of the iceberg. Watch this US Marine veteran and published author recount how he saved a life during his career...

A child’s body temperature rises 3-5 times faster than an adult’s. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, their temperat...
07/08/2021

A child’s body temperature rises 3-5 times faster than an adult’s. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, their temperature rises quickly and they could die within minutes. Always check the back seat and lock doors of unattended vehicles. #LookBeforeYouLock

A child’s body temperature rises 3-5 times faster than an adult’s. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, their temperature rises quickly and they could die within minutes. Always check the back seat and lock doors of unattended vehicles. #LookBeforeYouLock

No matter what hobbies you choose to pursue, make sure you stay alive to enjoy them. Take control of your destiny by NEV...
07/06/2021

No matter what hobbies you choose to pursue, make sure you stay alive to enjoy them. Take control of your destiny by NEVER driving distracted. Learn more at: www.NJSafeRoads.com/Destiny #JustDrive

No matter what hobbies you choose to pursue, make sure you stay alive to enjoy them. Take control of your destiny by NEVER driving distracted. Learn more at: www.NJSafeRoads.com/Destiny #JustDrive

Happy #FourthofJuly! Please remember to celebrate responsibly. If you’ve consumed alcohol, call a sober friend, taxi, or...
07/04/2021

Happy #FourthofJuly! Please remember to celebrate responsibly. If you’ve consumed alcohol, call a sober friend, taxi, or ride share service to get you home safely. If you feel different, you drive different. #DriveSober

Happy #FourthofJuly! Please remember to celebrate responsibly. If you’ve consumed alcohol, call a sober friend, taxi, or ride share service to get you home safely. If you feel different, you drive different. #DriveSober

This #FourthofJuly, please be safe if you are traveling. NEVER speed and remember to buckle up - every seat, every trip,...
07/03/2021

This #FourthofJuly, please be safe if you are traveling. NEVER speed and remember to buckle up - every seat, every trip, every time. Officers WILL be out enforcing the rules!

This #FourthofJuly, please be safe if you are traveling. NEVER speed and remember to buckle up - every seat, every trip, every time. Officers WILL be out enforcing the rules!

07/02/2021

Nearly 900 children have died since 1998 after being left or getting trapped in a hot car.

Before you walk away from your car, check the back seat, and never leave a child unattended in a vehicle. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby

In 2018, 40% of crash fatalities occurring over the #FourthofJuly period were alcohol-impaired crashes. Remember: Drive ...
07/02/2021

In 2018, 40% of crash fatalities occurring over the #FourthofJuly period were alcohol-impaired crashes. Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. #DriveSober

In 2018, 40% of crash fatalities occurring over the #FourthofJuly period were alcohol-impaired crashes. Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. #DriveSober

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month! 721,885 vehicles were stolen in the United States in 2019. Protect yours by foll...
07/01/2021

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month! 721,885 vehicles were stolen in the United States in 2019. Protect yours by following the tips below and learn more at https://bit.ly/3waUkpV

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month! 721,885 vehicles were stolen in the United States in 2019. Protect yours by following the tips below and learn more at https://bit.ly/3waUkpV

Failure to #MoveOver or slow down for emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the side of the road can result in two ...
06/29/2021

Failure to #MoveOver or slow down for emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the side of the road can result in two points added to your license if convicted for this offense three or more times in 12 months. Do your part to keep emergency responders safe.

Failure to #MoveOver or slow down for emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the side of the road can result in two points added to your license if convicted for this offense three or more times in 12 months. Do your part to keep emergency responders safe.

Summer is officially here. As you travel through your favorite beach towns, slow down, stay alert and watch for cyclists...
06/25/2021

Summer is officially here. As you travel through your favorite beach towns, slow down, stay alert and watch for cyclists and families crossing the street. #SafeDriversSaveLives

Summer is officially here. As you travel through your favorite beach towns, slow down, stay alert and watch for cyclists and families crossing the street. #SafeDriversSaveLives

06/24/2021

☑️ Step 1.) Slow down
☑️ Step 2.) Move over (if/when it’s safe to do so)
☑️ Step 3.) Save a life!

#MoveOverLaw

TUNE IN to 6abc Action News at 5:30 PM: DHTS Director Eric Heitmann and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissi...
06/24/2021

TUNE IN to 6abc Action News at 5:30 PM: DHTS Director Eric Heitmann and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti will discuss lifesaving tips for safe motoring in NJ this summer. #SafeDriversSaveLives MORE: https://bit.ly/3xJhIMF

Congrats to the graduating Class of 2021! You did it! Take control of YOUR destiny by never driving distracted. Learn mo...
06/23/2021

Congrats to the graduating Class of 2021! You did it! Take control of YOUR destiny by never driving distracted. Learn more at NJSafeRoads.com/Destiny

Congrats to the graduating Class of 2021! You did it! Take control of YOUR destiny by never driving distracted. Learn more at NJSafeRoads.com/Destiny

Keep to the right lane except to pass. Not only is it the LAW in New Jersey, but it helps keep traffic flowing smoothly ...
06/22/2021

Keep to the right lane except to pass. Not only is it the LAW in New Jersey, but it helps keep traffic flowing smoothly so everyone can get to where they are going safely. #KeepRight

Keep to the right lane except to pass. Not only is it the LAW in New Jersey, but it helps keep traffic flowing smoothly so everyone can get to where they are going safely. #KeepRight

06/21/2021

In 2020, fewer people wore seats belts, and unbuckled passenger fatalities were up 15%.

Whether you’re heading out on a road trip or just a short trek to the store – Always wear your seat belt, and ask your passengers to do the same. #BuckleUp

Did you know that the '101 Days of Summer' between Memorial Day and Labor Day are among the busiest and most dangerous t...
06/21/2021

Did you know that the '101 Days of Summer' between Memorial Day and Labor Day are among the busiest and most dangerous travel times of the year? Here are Seven Lifesaving Tips for safe motoring in NJ. #SafeDriversSaveLives https://bit.ly/3xJhIMF

Did you know that the '101 Days of Summer' between Memorial Day and Labor Day are among the busiest and most dangerous travel times of the year? Here are Seven Lifesaving Tips for safe motoring in NJ. #SafeDriversSaveLives https://bit.ly/3xJhIMF

Today is National Ride to Work Day. Make sure to #ShareTheRoad with motorcycles and scooters! #NationalRideToWorkDay
06/21/2021

Today is National Ride to Work Day. Make sure to #ShareTheRoad with motorcycles and scooters! #NationalRideToWorkDay

Today is National Ride to Work Day. Make sure to #ShareTheRoad with motorcycles and scooters! #NationalRideToWorkDay

Looking forward to a relaxing retirement filled with grandkids, hobbies, and travel? Take control of your destiny by NEV...
06/16/2021

Looking forward to a relaxing retirement filled with grandkids, hobbies, and travel? Take control of your destiny by NEVER driving distracted. Learn more at NJSafeRoads.com/Destiny

Looking forward to a relaxing retirement filled with grandkids, hobbies, and travel? Take control of your destiny by NEVER driving distracted. Learn more at NJSafeRoads.com/Destiny

Your life is worth more than social media likes.We're partnering with police agencies in NJ to alert the public about po...
06/15/2021

Your life is worth more than social media likes.

We're partnering with police agencies in NJ to alert the public about popular teenage bicycling habits.

Bicyclists, don't swerve in traffic. Parents, talk to your kids about the dangers of swerving in traffic.

Lives depend on it.

Bike tricks are cool, but playing chicken with cars is dangerous and can be deadly. Parents: Talk to your kids about safe places to do tricks (off busy roads) and the dangers of swerving. #bmxlife #BeStreetSmartNJ

06/14/2021

Thank you to everyone who submitted a question last month for the DHTS "Ask the Director" series!

Today, Director Eric Heitmann will be answering the submitted question: "How does DHTS plan on keeping New Jersey's roadways safe during the busy summer travel season?"

Have a question for DHTS? Send us a message on any of our social media platforms for consideration for a response.

Timeline Photos
06/14/2021

Timeline Photos

Always hold your child’s hand and teach them to look left, right and then left again before crossing. Teaching safe behavior at a young age can save a life. #BeStreetSmartNJ

School’s out! Look out for more children walking, riding and playing near the street. Drivers should be extra cautious i...
06/11/2021

School’s out! Look out for more children walking, riding and playing near the street. Drivers should be extra cautious in neighborhoods, and parents should talk to their children about staying safe while outdoors.

School’s out! Look out for more children walking, riding and playing near the street. Drivers should be extra cautious in neighborhoods, and parents should talk to their children about staying safe while outdoors.

06/09/2021

In 2018 and 2019, there were a record number of hot car deaths – 53 children died each year – the most in 20 years according to NoHeatstroke.org. Never leave a child in car, and always check the backseat when exiting your vehicle. #CheckForBaby #HeatstrokeKills

Saving a life can be as simple as slowing down. By obeying speed limits and reducing your speed in areas where people ar...
06/09/2021

Saving a life can be as simple as slowing down. By obeying speed limits and reducing your speed in areas where people are walking and biking, you can help ensure everyone gets to where they’re going safely! #SafeDriversSaveLives

Saving a life can be as simple as slowing down. By obeying speed limits and reducing your speed in areas where people are walking and biking, you can help ensure everyone gets to where they’re going safely! #SafeDriversSaveLives

Stop and look for people crossing before making a turn. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks whether they are...
06/08/2021

Stop and look for people crossing before making a turn. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks whether they are marked or not— it's the law. #PedestrianSafety

Stop and look for people crossing before making a turn. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks whether they are marked or not— it's the law. #PedestrianSafety

Today is National Secure Your Load Day. Unsecured loads can litter roadways or cause crashes, serious injuries or death ...
06/06/2021

Today is National Secure Your Load Day. Unsecured loads can litter roadways or cause crashes, serious injuries or death to other drivers. Drivers, be sure to secure cargo with tie-down straps and a covering. #NationalSecureYourLoadDay

Today is National Secure Your Load Day. Unsecured loads can litter roadways or cause crashes, serious injuries or death to other drivers. Drivers, be sure to secure cargo with tie-down straps and a covering. #NationalSecureYourLoadDay

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Can we please do away with Daylight savings? Please ?
NEW JERSEY, WHAT A JOKE, THE WAY PEOPLE DRIVE, EVERYONE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THEMSELVES
Thank you for the honor. I will always be committed to safety on all roadways and especially in New Jersey my home state.
What's going on with the construction on route 42 by exit 10b? Why has the repair to the bridge stopped? No progress has been made in quite a while.
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