Ocean County law enforcement will team up this weekend to run a massive traffic detail along routes 35 and 37 due to the Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The parade runs Saturday.
The detail will run on Route 35 from Seaside Park Borough to Point Pleasant Beach and Route 37 from Seaside Heights to Manchester Township. The detail encompasses 10 municipal jurisdictions traversing the Route 35 and Route 37 in Ocean County.
“This initiative is a pro-active effort to prevent accidents and address traffic violations following the Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Day parade on the identified detail highways,” said Al Della Fave of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. “This safety action will be addressed through three critical components; engineering, education and enforcement.”
Detail patrols are instructed to “strictly and aggressively” enforce state motor vehicle statutes that are common contributory causes of crashes, said Della Fave.
Areas of concern include driving while under the influence, aggressive driving, improper and unsafe turning, failing to yield, failing to keep right, improper passing, inattentive driving, disregard of traffic signals, excessive speed, following too closely and various commercial carrier violations such as overweight, equipment maintenance and inadequate brake pressure. Equipped participating agencies will utilize automated license plate readers, Della Fave said.
Approximately six Variable Message Signs will be strategically placed beginning March 8 reading: “Traffic Enforcement Detail in Effect” – “Obey All Traffic Laws”.
The participating departments include:
- Seaside Heights Police Department
- Seaside Park Police Department
- Toms River Police Department
- Lavallette Police Department
- Brick Police Department
- Berkeley Township Police Department
- Mantoloking Police Department
- Bay Head Police Department
- Point Pleasant Beach Police Department
- Manchester Police Department
- Lakehurst Police Department
- Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
- Ocean County Sheriff’s Department
- NJ State Police Troop “C” Tactical Patrol Unit & D.U.I. Enforcement Patrol
- Ocean County Road Department
- Ocean County Engineering Department
- New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
- New Jersey Department of Transportation