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ST. PATRICK’S PARADE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT DETAIL

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced that Ocean County law enforcement will conduct a Route 35/37 traffic enforcement detail for March 11, 2017 in anticipation of the significant high volume traffic activity brought about by the Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The detail perimeters are identified as State Highway 35 from Seaside Park Borough to Point Pleasant Beach and State Highway 37 Seaside Heights to Manchester Township.  The detail encompasses ten (10) municipal jurisdictions traversing the Route 35 and Route 37 Highways in Ocean County.  This initiative is a pro-active effort to prevent accidents and address traffic violations following the Seaside Heights Saint Patrick’s Day parade on the identified detail highways.   This safety action will be addressed through three (3) critical components; engineering, education and enforcement.  This is a multi-jurisdictional effort supported by the Chiefs of Police and supervisors from the following jurisdictions:

  • Seaside Heights Police Department
  • Berkeley Township Police Department
  • NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety
  • Seaside Park Police Department
  • Toms River Police Department
  • Lavallette Police Department
  • Brick 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 Department of Transportation

Detail patrols are instructed to strictly and aggressively enforce NJ motor vehicle statutes that are common contributory causes of crashes.  These causes include, but are not limited to, driving while under the influence, aggressive driving, improper/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.  Approximately six (6) Variable Message Signs will be strategically placed beginning March 8 reading “Traffic Enforcement Detail in Effect” – “Obey All Traffic Laws”.

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