31 Jan: Coniglio Bill To Improve Pedestrian Safety Passes Senate Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Coniglio that would increase the fine for failure to yield to a pedestrian by $50 and direct that money into a fund dedicated to pedestrian safety enforcement and education.

“There are many crosswalks in New Jersey that are simply unsafe for pedestrians,” added Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “Motorists need to realize that they share the roads with more than just other vehicles. Pedestrians have the same rights to get where they want quickly and safely.”