The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department now offers the public the ability to have child safety seats installed or inspected by officers who are certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Several of our officers undergo a 32 hour classroom and practical course sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Once completed, officers are able to assisted the public with ensuring that their children are properly secured in a variety of passenger vehicles.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department aggressively enforces impaired driving from the use of alcohol or drugs on a daily basis. Certain times of the year, Federal programs provide additional funding for enhanced patrols. Our agency participates in these programs and adds patrols who’s primary focus is impaired operation of motor vehicles.
A link to the federal programs related to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, as well as the campaign dates, is here: http://www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober/
Although the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department issues summonses for this violation routinely, we are proud to participate in this campaign's purpose. U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay focuses on violations of the New Jersey Cell Phone Statute 39:4-97.3. A common misconception is that this statute only applies to talking on the cell phone when placed to the ear however in New Jersey, any use of the cell phone with your hands is illegal. This includes answering, texting, using as a GPS, or any other function where the hands are removed from the vehicle's operation to use the phone.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department participates in the regular “Click-It or Ticket “campaigns. The next campaign is from May 19th to June 1st. Motorists are required to wear their seatbelts under 39:3-76.2 (rear seat passengers under 39:3-76.2F(C)) at all times. The “Click-It or Ticket” campaign simply means that in addition to officers enforcing these laws on regular patrol, there will be additional concentrated efforts underway to educate the public.