Lakewood Car Accidents Continue To Decline Amid Ongoing Ticket Blitz

The number of car accidents on Lakewood roads have continued to decline following the uptick in traffic enforcement by the Lakewood Police Department, according to data obtained by TLS.

Over a two day period beginning on Shabbos and continuing through Sunday, police have issued 112 summonses.

Over the same time period just one week ago, police gave out just 32 tickets – a 250% increase.

Although it is impossible to know if it is a direct result, as several other factors may play a role, the number of accidents have been declining since the recent ticket blitz began.

For example, on Monday, there were 22 accidents, compared with 29 the Monday before.

38 tickets were given out on Monday, compared with just 13 issued the previous Monday.

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

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

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  1. I say we stop the enforcement after a month so we can compare the numbers without bein hazmanim.. maybe need a few month break as it takes time for people to readjust to their old habits.. btw does the TLS have access to past bein hazmanim vs. zman statistics? Is it conveniently not being posted?

  2. Could we speed up the process to get stop lights installed? Nearly every accident I have seen (which is MANY) involves cars turning onto busy roads, mostly LEFT turns.

  3. Stop lights are not the answer. Twice I have been stopped at a light and hit by another driver. One time my car was totaled Keep up the enhanced enforcement. It could save a life.

  4. Thank you TLS think tank and commentators. Although, in my humble opinion you don’t have any data yet to help the actuaries crunch the numbers. As you started the less accidents is comparing Monday during the zman with Monday during Bein Hazmanim.
    Last Monday it was raining which can cause accidents as well.

    The uptick of tickets information is from Saturday and Sunday.
    On Saturday most of the township is shomer shabbos and don’t drive so the tickets were probably from nonresidents.

    KEEP IT UP!!

  5. More tickets = less accidents = hopefully lower car insurance rates for residents of 08701 + less tow operators driving like chayas, getting in the way of first responders and harrassing accidemt victims.
    I see this as a win win for everyone.

  6. Good Job Lakewood police department keep up the good work please keep this program around forever maybe we can get our town back to normal again.

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