Street Smart Newton


Why Newton?

Since 2011, there have been 26 pedestrian-related crashes in Newton, including one fatal crash. Four of these crashes were a result of pedestrians jaywalking and eight crashes were a result of pedestrians being struck while crossing within a marked crosswalk. As a community that is home to the Sussex County seat, Sussex County Community College, Newton Medical Center, and the Newton Theater, it important that both drivers and pedestrians understand their personal responsibilities in creating a safe environment for all road users. TransOptions, the Newton Police Department, and town officials plan to coordinate the Street Smart from September, 8th to October, 31st 2015.

Street Smart Events in Newton

  • September 9, 2015 - Street Smart kickoff press conference on the Newton Green at 3PM
  • September 15, 2015  - Street Smart Presentation at the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce’s After Hours Business Meeting
  • September 21, 2015 - Street Smart information table at Thorlabs
  • October 1, 2015 – Street Smart Senior Safety Program at Liberty Towers at 6PM
  • October 6, 2015 – Street Smart information table at Thorlabs
  • October 7, 2015 - Traffic Safety Town at Merriam Avenue School, 8:30AM - 12:15PM
  • October 19, 2015 - Street Smart information table at ShopRite of Newton, 11AM - 1:30PM
  • October 20, 2015 - Street Smart information table at the Newton Library (Dennis Branch), 10:30AM - 1:30PM
  • October 22, 2015 - TransOptions joins Newton Police Department for Coffee with a Cop, 8AM - 10AM