Two recent articles, in the Press of Atlantic City and the Guardian (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) highlight some of the great work SJTPO Traffic Safety Specialists are doing to bring safety awareness to the public.

The March 3, 2015 Press of Atlantic City featured a popular program led by Traffic Safety Specialist Bob Clarke, called Car Crashes, It’s Basic Physics. In this program, Mr. Clarke reaches out to area physics classes and using real-life crash examples, shows how investigators use physics to reconstruct what actually happened during a crash. It is a great way to teach students about safety and show the real-world importance of the lessons they learn in their classes. Read more in the article, here

In late 2014, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s newsletter, Guardian, focused on an effort SJTPO contributes to called Teens and Trucks. This program is a hands-on event that puts teens in the driver’s seat of a large truck to get a better idea of the blind spots (“No Zones”) that drivers of large trucks and buses are faced with on the roads. It also emphasized the importance of the three-second rule to keep safe distances from vehicles as well as to avoid distractions while driving, such as texting, cell phones, eating, among others. Read more in the article, here

These are just two of the more than dozen traffic safety programs that SJTPO delivers in the region to champion traffic safety awareness. To learn more about these programs and how to request a program in your school or community, check out the Traffic Safety page