531 Speedwell Avenue Morris Plains, NJ 07950
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Going on Vacation? The Morris Plains Police Department will keep an extra eye on your home while you are away! just click on the Photo Above, fill out the form and fax it to 973-538-3382 or drop it off at our headquarters: 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
New Jersey Statute 39:4-92.2
Procedure for motorist approaching stationary authorized emergency vehicle, tow truck, highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle.
1. a. The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle as defined in R.S.39:1-1 that is displaying a flashing, blinking or alternating red or blue light or, any configuration of lights containing one of these colors, shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a law enforcement officer, proceed as follows:
(1) Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
(2) If a lane change pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section would be impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
b. The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary tow truck as defined in section 1 of P.L.1999, c.396 (C.39:3-84.6) that is displaying a flashing amber light or a stationary highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle that is operated by the State, an authority or a county or municipality and displaying flashing yellow, amber, or red lights shall approach the vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a law enforcement officer, proceed as follows:
(1) Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the tow truck or highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
(2) If a lane change under paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section would be impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
c. A violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500.
Silver Alerts are fairly new in New Jersey. When you are driving on a highway and see signs for a silver alert, this deals with Missing Persons who are over the age of 50. These people may also have other reasons why they have gone missing, such as dementia or Alzheimer's. For more information on Silver Alerts, see the image to the right.
The Morris Plains Police Department supports Project Childsafe. Gun safety is crucial to ensure a safe home. We offer free gunlocks that are available at headquarters, 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. For more information on Project Childsafe, Click on the icon to the left.
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!!!RESIDENT SCAM ADVISORY!!!
The Morris Plains Police Department as well as neighboring departments have received a higher rate of telephone scams regarding the IRS. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and requesting you settle a debt with them or they tell you that they owe them money, DO NOT SEND MONEY without either contacting the Morris Plains Police Department or the IRS. More information on this scam and others can be located on IRS.gov. A direct link is available by clicking on the SCAM ALERT icon next to this post.
Another scam that has been active lately is called the Grandparent Scam. In this scam, residents are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be related to them asking for money after being injured in a car accident or stating they have been arrested and need money right away. For more information on this scam, click on the Grandparent Scam Photo.
The May 2015 Click It or Ticket Mobilization will play a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on our nation’s roads and highways. From May 18 - 31, 2015 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and nationwide will conduct Click It or Ticket campaigns that incorporate zero-tolerance enforcement of safety belt laws with paid advertising and the support of government agencies, local coalitions and school officials to increase safety belt use and defend against one of the greatest threats to us all - serious injury or death in traffic crashes.
Click It or Ticket is a high-publicity law enforcement effort that gives people more of a reason to buckle up - the increased threat of a traffic ticket. Most people buckle up for safety. But for some people, it is the threat of the ticket that spurs them to put on a safety belt. In Click It or Ticket programs, law enforcement agencies are asked to mobilize to focus on safety belt violations and publicize the stepped-up effort through news media and advertising. It is the two-pronged approach that makes these campaigns powerful: Not only are tickets issued to unbelted motorists, but the surrounding publicity ensures that people know they are more likely to get a ticket.
Click It or Ticket campaigns and similar efforts have increased safety belt use in cities, states and even in an entire region of the country. In New Jersey, 374 police agencies participated in the May 2014 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization. New Jersey's seat belt usage rate currently stands at 87.59%, down from 94.51% in 2011 and the lowest usage rate since 2005.
For further information on the Click It or Ticket Campaign, Click on the link photograph below.
Click It or Ticket Campaign Underway Soon
May 18-May 31
Recently, our agency along with surrounding agencies, have seen an increase in scam attempts involving Green Dot Money Cards. Callers are targeting random residents and advising them that they are either a Utility Company or the IRS. The callers state that they are attempting to collect a debt and the Green Dot Card is required for payment. Be advised this is a scam and no one should purchase these cards. Anyone who becomes a potential victim to this scam is advised to contact the Morris Plains Police Department. More information can be found by clicking the photograph on the right.