Install median barriers to reduce Rou...

Install median barriers to reduce Route 9 crashes

There are 2 comments on the Asbury Park Press Online story from Dec 26, 2011, titled Install median barriers to reduce Route 9 crashes. In it, Asbury Park Press Online reports that:

In the Nov. 21 story, 'Lack of median barrier spells danger on stretch of Route 9,' staff writer Larry Higgs reported that the $44 million repaving project scheduled by the New Jersey Department of Transportation for a 22-mile section of Route 9 south in Middlesex and Monmouth counties and 12 miles of northbound highway starting in fiscal year 2013 ... (more)

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Since: Jul 11

Reading, PA

#1 Dec 26, 2011
Why not use traffic cameras instead? Post a reasonable speed limit and its less money to install and collects revenue.

Old Bridge, NJ

#2 Dec 28, 2011
Because almost no one drives the speed limit and we don't have enough cops for true strict enforcement. They would have to make their presence felt every day. As for revenue, I would question if officer salaries and equipment use will be offset. It would be better to put those prefab concrete dividers along the whole length. it might not be bad to also put a fence to discourage pedestrians crossing outside the crosswalks.

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