Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Division of Highway Traffic Safety

The Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS) works to prevent motor vehicle-related crashes and the resulting property damage, injuries, and fatalities on New Jersey’s roadways. HTS is responsible for administering the State & Community Highway Safety Program, which annually distributes approximately $20 million in federal funding to develop and implement a statewide highway safety plan. The Director of HTS also serves as the Governor’s representative to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Acting AG Platkin, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Kick Off Nat’l Distracted Driving Awareness Month by Announcing Distracted Driving Study Findings and Launching Initiatives to Combat Driver Inattention

Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign and Traffic Enforcement Crackdown Begin TodayFor Immediate Release: April 1, 2022 Office of The Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision of Highway Traffic Safety- Eric Heitmann, DirectorFor Further...

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The NJ Safe Passing Law provides rules of the road for motorists, including keeping a safe distance of 4 feet when possible. Learn how to pass people sharing the road safely. Learn more at https://njbwc.org/safepass4nj/. #SafePass4NJ

Be considerate on the road with more congestion due to schools being open for the fall. Remember to keep right, except to pass. It’s the law – and the right thing to do.

Tomorrow is #SeatCheckSaturday! Nationally certified #ChildPassengerSafety technicians will be available at local sites across NJ to provide car seat safety checks for parents and caregivers. To locate a car seat check near you: http://bit.ly/3l0M8GU #CPSWeek

20% of fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants under age 13 died while unbuckled in motor vehicle traffic crashes in NJ between 2016 and 2020. Car seats, booster seats, and seat belts — when used properly — save lives and offer the best protection for children in crashes.

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