Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced yesterday the initiation of Operation “Slow Down, Save Lives.” The objective of the operation is to curb speeding along the roadways in Hudson County, enforce laws that require drivers to yield to pedestrians in walkways, and to prevent jaywalking.
This joint initiative is set to commence on April 12th, and will continue through the summer months. Local municipal police departments from Bayonne, Jersey City, Union City, West New York and North Bergen will work in conjunction with the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and the Prosecutor’s Office to monitor and enforce laws. Specific enforcement will take place along John F. Kennedy Boulevard from Bayonne at the southernmost point and span northward concluding in North Bergen.
Prosecutor Suarez said: “Our community has suffered the tragic loss of lives in recent weeks and we must make every effort to ensure pedestrian and motorist safety. The message we are conveying to drivers on our roads is excessive speeds and distracted driving will not be tolerated.”