Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2016

Street Smart NJ Kicks Off Safety Campaign

Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski joined Elizabeth Mayor. J. Christian Bollwage, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Chairman and Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett, NJTPA Executive Director Mary K. Murphy, Elizabeth Police Officer Brian Clancy, Dr. John D’Angelo, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Sulisnet Jimenez, Principal of Elizabeth Public School No. 28, at the launch of the latest round of the pedestrian safety campaign called Street Smart NJ at Union County College in Elizabeth.

The Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations urging motorists and pedestrians to “check your vital signs” to improve safety on the road.

The safety campaign that has proven success in changing motorist and pedestrian behaviors, it has been expanded from six communities in 2013 to 12 in 2016, including Elizabeth.

For additional information on Street Smart NJ, visit bestreetsmartnj.org.

(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

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