Anyone who is planning to drive on NJ roads this holiday weekend should know that law enforcement plans to crack down on motorists who commit traffic offenses.
The NJ State Police recently announced that additional State troopers will be on roadways and highways during the upcoming long weekend. The number of additional police officers could be as high as 80.
Motorists can expect to see police cruisers and possibly flashing lights on roads across New Jersey, including Bergen County, Morris County, and Essex County. Anyone who drinks alcohol at a holiday party and then hits the road could be in store for quite a surprise when they are pulled over on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
NJ State troopers hope to discourage motorists from driving dangerously and exposing other people to catastrophic injuries and health risks. Police will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers and drunk drivers. That’s because DWI arrests typically spike around the holidays.
Law enforcement officials said that they hope people who get drunk at holiday gatherings will opt to use a cab, a ride-sharing app, or a designated driver to get home instead of driving themselves.
In addition to cracking down on intoxicated motorists, NJ State Police also wants to discourage aggressive drivers. During the holidays, increased holiday travel can lead to congestion on New Jersey roadways. This can cause motorists to become angry – and angry drivers are more likely to cause serious motor vehicle accidents.
For more information, access the NorthJersey.com article, “State Police Will Be Out in Force This Weekend.”