South Orange, New Jersey: Three crosswalks in South Orange have been updated.
Flashing lights and new signage have been installed at the crosswalk on West South Orange Avenue near the South Orange Middle School exit, on South Orange Avenue near Irvington Avenue and Academy Street, and on South Orange Avenue near Village Plaza. The solared power system, which was installed earlier this month, is activated by pedestrians who press a button before crossing. The South Orange Police Department has conducted enforcement recently on South Orange Avenue crosswalks and other crosswalks in the village as part of the Cops in Crosswalks program due to a significant number of drivers failing to stop for pedestrians, which is required under New Jersey state law.
A similar system was installed last year along Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.
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