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Helpful Traffic Safety Information
Bicycle Helmets: Helmets are required for all bicycle riders under the age of 17 when the bicycle is used anywhere other than on private property.
Seat Belts: Seat belts are required to be worn for all front seat passengers in a motor vehicle, regardless of age. Child safety seats must be used for all children under age 8 or who weigh less than 80 lbs. Under no circumstances is a passenger permitted to ride with a child or other person on his or her lap, whether seat belted or not.
Motorized Scooters, or ďGoPedsĒ: By definition, GoPeds, motorized scooters, and similar devices are considered motor vehicles and must be registered and insured to be operated on public roads, and operators must be licensed according to the provisions of NJS 39:3-10a. GoPeds may be fun to ride and may be legal to operate in other states, but cannot be operated on public roads or sidewalks in the State of New Jersey. Whether powered by an electric or gasoline engine, anyone found operating a GoPed on public property is subject to the same fines and penalties as operating any other unregistered and uninsured vehicle without a license and the vehicle will be confiscated.
Parking: Parking is permitted on the oceanfront street ends except between the hours of 10pm and 6am. Parking restrictions on the street ends are enforced 7 days a week, year round.
The 30-minute, 1-hour and 2-hour parking restrictions on Mount Street, Main Avenue, Bridge Avenue, Park Avenue, and Lake Avenue are enforced from the end of June to September. The 2-hour limit in the municipal parking lot will be enforced from the end of June to September. Parking enforcement officers will begin issuing warnings for the first weekends in June, with strict enforcement expected to begin on the last weekend in June.
All other parking restrictions (yellow curbs, blocking crosswalks, facing wrong way, etc.) are enforced year round in all areas of the borough.
Speed Limits: On most borough streets, the speed limit is 25 mph. The speed limit on Main Avenue (Highway 35) is mostly 35 mph, but drops to 30 between Harris Street and Johnson Street. The Bay Avenue speed limit is 35 mph. All speed limits are enforced by RADAR. Violators are subject to fines in excess of $200 and up to 5 points on their driverís license.
No Left Turns (Main Avenue & Mount Street): Left turns are prohibited from Main Avenue north and southbound onto Mount Street. Also, right turns on red are prohibited on Main Avenue northbound onto Mount Street, and on Mount Street in both directions onto Main Avenue. Violators are subject to a fine of $85 and 3 points on their driverís license.
If you have any traffic related questions or concerns, or to request a temporary placement of the departmentís electronic speed monitor, contact Sgt. John LaSpina at (732) 892-0632 ext. 218.