Township Police Department has employed a Traffic Safety Unit for
two decades. Originally implemented with federal and state highway
grants, it was designed only for the purpose of gathering and analyzing
traffic accident statistics. It's purpose has evolved over the past
years to include the scientific investigation of serious traffic collisions.
are still responsible for collecting and analyzing traffic accident
statistics by utilizing computer programming and pin maps to establish
frequent locations and causative factors. These studies result frequently
in increased selective traffic rule enforcement compensated for, at
times, by state or federal highway traffic safety grants.
Over the past
few years, several new categories of criminal offenses have been created
that pertain to traffic collisions. Specifically, the criminal offense
of "Assault by Auto" was created by New Jersey Legislature.
Consequently, the investigation of traffic collisions may establish
elements which may elevate to more common traffic rule infraction
to a criminal prosecution.
the Traffic Safety Unit attend training courses for traffic law enforcement,
traffic collision investigation, and traffic collision reconstruction.
These courses maintain the members' skills in the scientific analysis
of the dynamics of the involved vehicles' pre-collision, collision,
and post collision actions. This in-depth investigative effort is
undertaken with the goal of assessing driver responsibility for the
events established as the collision's causative factors.
Unit personnel respond to and are responsible for the resultant investigations
of all motor vehicle fatalities and other serious motor vehicle collisions
occurring on Florence Township roadways.
the Florence Township Police Dept. Traffic Safety Unit are: