New Jersey DHTS

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 that the Division attempts to address include:

Occupant Protection: Issues relating to the use of seat belts and child safety seats. Impaired Driving: Efforts to reduce driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety: Programs designed to reduce crashes involving pedestrians or bicycles. Diversity Programs: Bringing the traffic safety message to the state’s diverse populations. Comprehensive Traffic Safety Programs: County-wide programs that address specific traffic safety issues in a particular county. Distracted Driving: Educating motorists about the dangers of distractions such as talking on a cell phone or sending text messages while driving. Aggressive Driving: Reducing dangerous driving practices including speeding, excessive lane changes, tailgating and gesturing. Young Drivers: Raise awareness among young drivers and passengers of the dangers of impaired driving, speeding and not wearing seat belts. Older Drivers: Promote programs directed towards reducing traffic-related injuries and fatalities among older people. Emergency Medical Services: Ensure persons incurring traffic related injuries receive prompt emergency medical care. Traffic Records: Provide a complete and useful records system at the state and local level. Work Zone Safety: Develop and implement systems and procedures for carrying out roadway construction and operations in a safe manner. Motorcycle Safety: Promote motorcycle safety by addressing the use of helmets, impaired riding, rider training and motorist awareness.

As you travel to be with loved ones and light the menorah tonight, remember to prioritize safety.  , drive responsibly, ...
12/07/2023

As you travel to be with loved ones and light the menorah tonight, remember to prioritize safety. , drive responsibly, and ensure joyous festivities for all!

Arrive alive, don't text and drive - because no one wants a "crash"mas present!
12/06/2023

Arrive alive, don't text and drive - because no one wants a "crash"mas present!

Tis’ the season for giving. Give the gift of being a sober designated driver.
12/05/2023

Tis’ the season for giving. Give the gift of being a sober designated driver.

Today kicks off Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Take this opportunity to talk to your loved ones about safe driving....
12/04/2023

Today kicks off Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Take this opportunity to talk to your loved ones about safe driving.

12/01/2023

This holiday season, I join New Jersey DHTS in reminding everyone to prioritize the gift of responsible driving. Starting today, law enforcement will intensify their efforts to promote safety on New Jersey's roads. Remember, Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over. https://bit.ly/417XGLt

'Tis the season to  . Alcohol related crashes increase during the month of December. Don’t become a statistic.
11/30/2023

'Tis the season to . Alcohol related crashes increase during the month of December. Don’t become a statistic.

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure your car seat harness has...
11/29/2023

Keeping baby warm in the winter is essential. Use layers, instead of puffy material, to ensure your car seat harness has a snug fit.

Keep your cash for your holiday shopping, not for a drug-impaired-driving arrest.
11/28/2023

Keep your cash for your holiday shopping, not for a drug-impaired-driving arrest.

There’s no place like home for the holidays. Help everyone get there by driving safely. Put Down the Phone!
11/27/2023

There’s no place like home for the holidays. Help everyone get there by driving safely. Put Down the Phone!

Heading out for those epic   sales? Don't forget to buckle up and keep an eye out for pedestrians in parking lots and sh...
11/24/2023

Heading out for those epic sales? Don't forget to buckle up and keep an eye out for pedestrians in parking lots and shopping centers!

11/22/2023

Thanks to funding from New Jersey DHTS we’ve launched a powerful campaign with NJSP ahead of the holiday season to make clear the deadly and life changing consequences of driving impaired. https://bit.ly/3utW5nb

This Thanksgiving Eve, boycott “Blackout Wednesday”, and never drive impaired. No one wants an empty seat at their famil...
11/22/2023

This Thanksgiving Eve, boycott “Blackout Wednesday”, and never drive impaired. No one wants an empty seat at their family table this year.

Keys? Wallet? Seat belt? Buckling up should always be part of your routine.
11/21/2023

Keys? Wallet? Seat belt? Buckling up should always be part of your routine.

Thanksgiving is almost here! If you're hitting the road to reach your celebration destination, remember to take it slow ...
11/20/2023

Thanksgiving is almost here! If you're hitting the road to reach your celebration destination, remember to take it slow and steady. Your loved ones are waiting for you! Let's all get there safely.

Hey buddy, let's make this   one for the books! Remember, being a true friend means never letting your pals drive under ...
11/17/2023

Hey buddy, let's make this one for the books! Remember, being a true friend means never letting your pals drive under the influence. If you've had a few drinks, reach out to a sober friend, grab a taxi, or use a rideshare to get home safe and sound.

Seat Belts Save Lives. It’s as simple as that.
11/16/2023

Seat Belts Save Lives. It’s as simple as that.

Winter is coming! Is your vehicle ready for the ice, sleet, and snow? Now is a great time to check your car’s battery, l...
11/15/2023

Winter is coming! Is your vehicle ready for the ice, sleet, and snow? Now is a great time to check your car’s battery, lights, tires, wipers and check for any active recalls.

Someone’s Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without you. Never text and drive.
11/14/2023

Someone’s Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without you. Never text and drive.

Here at HTS we’re bringing awareness to Crash Responder Safety Week! Let's shine a light on the daily risks our brave fi...
11/13/2023

Here at HTS we’re bringing awareness to Crash Responder Safety Week! Let's shine a light on the daily risks our brave first responders take on our roads. and when you see flashing lights.

It takes only five seconds to send or read a text message. Yet you remain distracted for up to 27 seconds afterwards. Do...
11/09/2023

It takes only five seconds to send or read a text message. Yet you remain distracted for up to 27 seconds afterwards. Don't risk it.

It gets dark earlier these days, and the darker it is, the more difficult it is to see people walking or bicycling along...
11/08/2023

It gets dark earlier these days, and the darker it is, the more difficult it is to see people walking or bicycling along and across the street. Pedestrians, carry a flashlight or wear reflective materials to make it easier for drivers to see you. Drivers, slow down and stay alert.

Taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds to check your phone can have fatal consequences. Keep your   safe and as...
11/06/2023

Taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds to check your phone can have fatal consequences. Keep your safe and ask them always to put their phones away while driving.

Ready to “Fall Back" this Sunday? Make sure to set a reminder to review some safety essentials this weekend. Remember to...
11/03/2023

Ready to “Fall Back" this Sunday? Make sure to set a reminder to review some safety essentials this weekend. Remember to change the clocks, change the batteries in smoke detectors, and visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and check your VIN for important recalls.

Whether behind the wheel or just along for the ride, the safest move in a car is to  . Seatbelts save lives; in this cas...
11/02/2023

Whether behind the wheel or just along for the ride, the safest move in a car is to . Seatbelts save lives; in this case, it may be your own.

Love is in the air for deer this mating season. When driving, use extra caution and lower speeds, especially around wood...
11/01/2023

Love is in the air for deer this mating season. When driving, use extra caution and lower speeds, especially around wooded roads and parks, to avoid colliding with deer who have entered the roadway.

Distracted driving is like giving the Grim Reaper a lift. Halloween doesn’t have to be scary.
10/31/2023

Distracted driving is like giving the Grim Reaper a lift. Halloween doesn’t have to be scary.

If you’re planning on going out to celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween tomorrow night, remember to do it safely. If you p...
10/30/2023

If you’re planning on going out to celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween tomorrow night, remember to do it safely. If you plan on drinking- don’t drive. Booze and boos don’t mix.

Every second counts, but not at the cost of a life. Speeding drastically increases your chances of a serious crash. Choo...
10/27/2023

Every second counts, but not at the cost of a life. Speeding drastically increases your chances of a serious crash. Choose safety over speed, and help make our roads a safer place for everyone.

Have you checked for recalls for your vehicle lately? It’s a fast and easy way to help keep you and your family safe whi...
10/26/2023

Have you checked for recalls for your vehicle lately? It’s a fast and easy way to help keep you and your family safe while driving. Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your 17-character VIN to see all active recalls on your vehicle.

School's back in session, bringing more foot and bike traffic to our neighborhoods and schools. Let's prioritize safety ...
10/25/2023

School's back in session, bringing more foot and bike traffic to our neighborhoods and schools. Let's prioritize safety for our kids—slow down, stay vigilant, and be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists.

Your time to turn may be their time to cross. Always scan for pedestrians crossing.
10/24/2023

Your time to turn may be their time to cross. Always scan for pedestrians crossing.

Your life is too precious to gamble with distractions behind the wheel. Whether it's texting, eating, or adjusting the r...
10/23/2023

Your life is too precious to gamble with distractions behind the wheel. Whether it's texting, eating, or adjusting the radio, it can wait. Let's all commit to driving without distractions.

Planning an epic Halloween bash? Don't forget these hosting tips! And remember, let's keep the spooky fun safe. 👻
10/20/2023

Planning an epic Halloween bash? Don't forget these hosting tips! And remember, let's keep the spooky fun safe. 👻

Safety first! Always remember to   when you're in a vehicle. Whether it's a quick errand or a road trip adventure, seat ...
10/19/2023

Safety first! Always remember to when you're in a vehicle. Whether it's a quick errand or a road trip adventure, seat belts are your best travel companion.

School's back in session and teens are juggling busy school days and late nights of studying. Emphasize the value of a g...
10/18/2023

School's back in session and teens are juggling busy school days and late nights of studying. Emphasize the value of a good night's sleep to your and highlight the risks of driving fatigued. Stay safe on the road!

Never ignore the flashing lights.
10/17/2023

Never ignore the flashing lights.

School Bus Safety Week is here! Remember, it is illegal for you to pass a school bus while the stop-arm is extended, and...
10/16/2023

School Bus Safety Week is here! Remember, it is illegal for you to pass a school bus while the stop-arm is extended, and the red lights are flashing.

Every time you drive under the influence, you're risking lives – yours and others on the road. Don't let one bad decisio...
10/13/2023

Every time you drive under the influence, you're risking lives – yours and others on the road. Don't let one bad decision lead to a lifetime of regret. Choose safety. Always drive sober.

Nice weather means more children playing outside. Please be extra cautious while driving through neighborhoods and near ...
10/12/2023

Nice weather means more children playing outside. Please be extra cautious while driving through neighborhoods and near parks. Let's keep our little ones safe!

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