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  • NJ A1719
  • Establishes "Local Safe Corridor Fund"; increases penalties on roadway designated as local safe corridor and dedicates funds to local safe corridor safety initiatives.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill authorizes the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) in the Department of Law and Public Safety, upon application by a county or municipality, to designate segments of local highways as local safe corridor areas. The bill requires the director of DHTS to establish a process for counties and municipalities to apply to have a segment of highway under their jurisdiction designated as a local safe corridor area. The application is required to include data on accident rates, fatalities, traffic volume, and any other information that the director deems appropriate concerning that segment of highway. Fines for traffic violations in a designated local safe corridor area would be doubled and the increase from the doubled fine would be deposited in the "Local Safe Corridor Fund" (fund) established by the bill. Moneys in the fund are to be administered by DHTS and disbursed to local governments in the form of grant money for local highway safety projects and programs. The bill requires DHTS, in conjunction with the Division of State Police, to annually submit a report on the results of the local safe corridor areas and a list of safety projects and programs paid for by the fund during the prior year to the Senate Transportation Committee, Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, President and Minority Leader of the Senate, and Speaker and Minority Leader of the General Assembly. Under current law, the State is authorized to establish "safe corridor" zones on highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation. This bill provides counties and municipalities the opportunity to have dangerous roadways under their jurisdiction designated as "local safe corridor" zones.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
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