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Holiday Safety Tips

With the holiday season well underway, Acting Chief Manny Caravela and the Bridgewater Township Police Department encourages everyone to enjoy their holiday celebrations with family and friends, but to act responsibly when it comes to driving.

Bridgewater Township Police Department plans to increase patrols during the holiday season.  We are committed in our efforts to educate our residents about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, speeding, driving aggressively and not wearing their seat belts. The programs we have established are directed at saving lives, reducing injuries and keeping the roadways safe.

Bridgewater Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit would like to offer the following helpful hints for a happier driving experience during the holidays and throughout the year:

  • Slow down – Speed is the number one killer on New Jersey roadways. Bad weather can create conditions where slowing down can save your life, or the lives of others around you.
  • Drive sober—designate a driver who hasn’t consumed alcohol. Calling a cab is much cheaper than paying for the consequences of a DWI charge.
  • Wear your seatbelt – being properly secured can increase the odds of surviving a serious crash. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up. Children should be secured in the appropriate car safety seat or booster seat.
  • Drive courteously – it’s contagious! Turn signals can be your gift to other drivers. Don’t tailgate.
  • Plan ahead—there may be construction or other delays on your planned route. Be patient, and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination safely.

We hope these few friendly reminders will help you to be a
“Safe Driver”

Thank you for your cooperation!

The Bridgewater Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit.

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