Dozens Of Summonses Issued in Lakewood As LPD Steps Up Traffic Enforcement

As exclusively reported on TLS, the Lakewood Police Department has stepped up their traffic enforcement this week in response to the recent uptick in car accidents and, according to data obtained by TLS, dozens of people have been issued traffic-related summonses.

According to the data obtained by TLS, 30 drivers have been ticketed on Wednesday and another 40 were ticketed on Thursday, with 22 of those being for cell phone use while driving.

The 70 tickets over 48 hours compares with just 4 tickets being issued over the previous 24 hours.

In addition, the amount of traffic accidents in Lakewood on Thursday dropped to 17 from the 23 the prior Thursday.

It should be noted, that the period of Bain Hazmanim, which ended on Wednesday, tends to see a marked increase of accidents across town, likely due to inexperienced drivers and the Yom Tov-related traffic.

For example, on Thursday September 8, there were 18 accidents around town, very similar to Thursday’s 17.

The extra enforcement detail will remain in effect until further notice.


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  1. Most drivers are rushing because of Parnassa reasons, it maybe a job, a business deal or trying to make a deal.
    If you slow down, it will cost you some money.
    If you speed, you may hurt someone and plus you will get a ticket.
    Is it really worth it?

    • Give me a break! Most people rush because most people just rush and have no patience to be polite on the road. They may have learned that style of hustling from where they originally came from. As far as I see it, they rush to nowhere. Don’t blame poor driving and lack of consideration to others on parnassah or business deals. Hashem will bring you parnassah regardless of how fast or slow you drive. Many women are overburdened with children and jobs and even go 25-30 mph in a parking lot! Men are also guilty of the lack of consideration on the roads. Poor driving skills like tailgating ( driving too close to the car in front of you) causes accidents, because if the car in front of you stops, or another car on a cross street cuts you off, there is not enough room to stop. When a car at a stop sign doesn’t stop, or creeps up to partially block the intersection, that can also cause an accident. Lakewood has many beautiful things, but driving on the streets is not one of them. The police force does a good job. I wished that we could help them by following the rules of the road.

  2. So for everyone who said the cops were giving tickets before here’s your proof otherwise! From 4 to 70 huh. I hope this continues and Lakewood becomes habitable again!!

  3. It’s not the speeding or phone it’s the slow traffic that causes accidents. Sorry there’s no simple solution to the problem.

  4. I learned from (9/11) and several other situations just as dangerous, that Hashem will get you to your precise destination at the correct time no matter what you think or feel. I’m not denying you might be late, miss an appointment, have to pick the kids up or get those last minute Shabbos items that your spouse likes, etc.

    Make driving all inclusive of every Mitzvah it entails. Put the phone down and be conscious of that. That’s what a Jew should be thinking about.

    Likely those numbers will go down.

    Know what you are driving! Most are turbocharged, fuel injection race cars with plastic shells and no chassis. Outside of a straight line, no guarantees. Everything is screwed to the all encompassing plastic shell. There is some required protection, but unlike heavier older cars, new cars are much lighter and can flip more easily. Daven and follow the above directions.

  5. Lets see how long this enforcement lasts.. on my drive home today i already witnessed 12 near accidents due to carelessness. Sudden left turns in front of oncoming traffic 8 out of thr 12..

  6. The best thing to do that will help speeding, is speeding cameras.

    I lived in Brooklyn, and I go back at least once a week. The first few weeks, I got a speeding ticket every time I went, but now I learned the hard way, and I don’t get speeding tickets anymore.

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