|September 29, 2008
A-2731 Expedited Traffic Signs Approvals
On Thursday, September 25, the Assembly passed A-2731, which would permit municipalities and counties to make certain traffic engineering decisions without DOT approval. The bill is designed to expedite the timely posting of appropriate traffic safety signs and signals.
This is a major issue in need of legislative attention. Local officials from all around the State have expressed their frustration with waiting for bureaucratic approval of signs and signals that local officials see as essential to protecting lives and preventing accidents. They have often felt compelled to post traffic signs prior to DOT approval, in order to maximize the public’s safety in and around dangerous intersections. And we welcome legislation that would allow local officials to post such signage when and where it is deemed appropriate.
We commend the sponsors for their attention to this concern. The bill now advances to the Senate Transportation Committee, where it will join its companion measure, S-1908.
Please contact your State Senator and urge support for A-2731/S-1908.
For more information contact Jon Moran at (609) 695-3481 ext. 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.