DWI Enforcement Crackdown!
(Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Year End Campaign)
(Ramsey,NJ) — Law enforcement officials from the Borough of Ramsey will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 9, 2016 and continuing through January 1, 2017, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. “During the last five years New Jersey has experienced approximately 41,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 800 fatalities,” said Chief Gurney. “This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent.”
Last year, 29% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol-related. Nationally, more than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving crashes. The societal cost associated with these crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2016 Year End Holiday Crackdown offer the following advice for holiday season:
- Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- Spend the night where the activity or party is held.
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
- Always buckle-up, every ride. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
- If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.
- Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
Notices for the start of construction of the water main replacement work on Maple Street were previously distributed by our office to residents on May 9, 2016. We wish to advise you that certain construction activities may hamper vehicle access to and from your home during the day when construction takes place. During the construction on Maple Street, you will be allowed to temporarily park in the commuter parking lot off of Maple Street without a parking permit. Listed below are a few guidelines to follow for parking in the commuter parking lot without a parking permit:
- This cover letter must be displayed on the dash of your vehicle while it is parked in the commuter parking lot for the Police Department to know that you are one of the residents affected by the construction.
- Parking in the commuter parking lot will only be allowed during the hours of construction, which will normally be 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Overnight parking and weekend parking will not be permitted.
Crew Engineers, Inc. of Butler, New Jersey, designed and will oversee construction of the water main project. Mr. Gene Esposito will be the Construction Observer who will be on site during the construction and is available to help answer your questions or concerns. You can reach him at (973) 886-0100 or Crew’s Construction Administrator, Bill Jensen, at (973) 492-3300 during business hours. The 24-hour emergency telephone number is (201) 327-2400 (Ramsey Police Department). The Police will be able to contact the Contractor 24 hours a day, every day. We thank you for your patience and cooperation while we work to improve water service to the area.
Very truly yours,
CREW ENGINEERS, INC.
Over the next few months, the NJ State DOT will be milling Rt. 17 from Airmount ave. to I287. There will also be milling and paving on the on and off ramps. They will be doing both the north and southbound lanes. The NJSP will be used if any traffic control is needed. Work could begin as early as Thursday March 26th.