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Pedestrian Safety Operation – July 2nd, 2016

On July 2nd, 2016 the Sea Girt Police Department conducted a Pedestrian Safety Operation at the intersection of 1st Avenue (County Rt. 49) and Brooklyn Boulevard. This particular intersection was selected due to the amount of pedestrian traffic in the area due to the proximity to the beach, boardwalk, and a bar and restaurant. The holiday weekend and fantastic weather brought an increase in pedestrian traffic in this area.

During the pedestrian safety enforcement operation plain clothed officers were walking across First Avenue in the north crosswalk at Brooklyn Boulevard along with the regular pedestrian traffic. The traffic was monitored for drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians as required by New Jersey Law. A decision point was marked ahead of the intersection which provided drivers with an adequate distance to see and react to pedestrians who wished to cross at the intersection. Drivers were considered in violation only if the pedestrian entered the shoulder area prior to the marked decision point.

The goal of this operation was to educate drivers and pedestrians in order to create a safer environment for traffic moving within the borough. During the 2 hour operation 20 vehicle operators were found to violate the pedestrian crossing statutes. Warnings and education material was provided to 17 of those drivers. The educational pamphlets provided to the violators explains the law and any penalties which a driver might face if they fail to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians.
Officers also had the opportunity to speak to a number of pedestrians who were in the area. Some were curious about the operation and officers took the time to explain the operation and the laws regarding pedestrian safety. Some were observed crossing in areas other than sidewalks and were educated in the right of way laws and how they can be safer.

Just prior to 3:30 pm, during the safety operation, one motorist, Fernando Camiro (43), of Staten Island, NY was stopped by officers after he failed to stop for 6 pedestrians crossing at this intersection. Mr. Camiro was found to be intoxicated at the time of the stop and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was discovered to have a blood alcohol concentration of .28%. He was issued a number of traffic citations which included Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in a Crosswalk, Unlicensed Driver, Unregistered Vehicle, and Uninsured Motorist.

The Sea Girt Police Department plans on conducting additional pedestrian safety decoy operations in the future. Since pedestrian safety is a priority, officers will routinely enforce the pedestrian right of way laws while on patrol.

Road Closure Change Notice

Please be advised that on Monday December 21st the Monmouth County Highway Department will be milling and paving the section on Sea Girt Ave between State Highway 71 and NJ Transit railroad tracks.

On Monday December 21st Sea Girt Ave will be closed to all traffic from 7am until approximately 2pm. Eastbound Sea Girt Ave will be detoured north on State Highway 71 to Beacon Blvd.
Westbound Washington Blvd will be detoured north to The Plaza, onto 6th Ave north, onto Beacon Blvd, then west to State Highway 71.

We will have officers assisting in traffic control at Washington Blvd, Sea Girt Ave and Beacon Blvd/Hwy 71.

Weather conditions may delay or cancel this road construction project. Please advise your customers and employees of these closures which will impact traffic coming into and leaving town on Monday December 21st.

Please monitor the following Sea Girt Police social media outlets for updates and advisories pertaining to this and future advisories.

Twitter: @SeaGirtPolice

Nixle: nixle.com/sea-girt-police-department

If you have any questions or concerns relating to these closures please call my office

(732) 449-7300 ext. 418

Thank you for your patience and cooperation

Chief Kevin T. Davenport
Sea Girt Police Department

Pedestrian Safety Decoy Enforcement Summery

In spite of the gloomy and chilly weather on Saturday May 25th, there was considerable vehicle traffic and a large number of pedestrians in the area of the Sea Girt Police Department’s pedestrian safety operation. The operation was conducted at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Beacon Boulevard. It was conducted for a period of two hours between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. This area often sees a large number of pedestrians in the area. The beach and bathing pavilion is located one block to the east. The Parker House (a bar and restaurant) as well as the Beacon House (a bed and breakfast) are both located at this intersection.

During the pedestrian safety enforcement operation plain clothed officers were walking across First Avenue in the south crosswalk at Beacon Boulevard. During this period there were 30 drivers who were found to violate New Jersey’s pedestrian safety laws. They were stopped and educated about the laws by uniformed officers. All of the drivers were given a warning for their violation and were provided a pamphlet which explains the law and any penalties which a driver might face if they fail to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians.

Officers also had the opportunity to speak to approximately 20 pedestrians who were in the area. Some were curious about the operation and officers took the time to explain the operation and the laws regarding pedestrian safety. Some were observed crossing in areas other than sidewalks and were educated in the right of way laws and how they can be safer.

The Sea Girt Police Department plans on conducting additional pedestrian safety decoy operations in the future. Since pedestrian safety is a priority, officers will routinely enforce the pedestrian right of way laws while on patrol.

The following link will show you the warning pamphlet which was provided to the drivers who were stopped during this operation.

Warning Pamphlet