As you read the Facebook pages of the First Responders within this lake region, the strong community support and recognition is a theme that continues to persist!
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Currently, the five board members of Sussex Country Freeholders are all Republican, and the Hopatcong Democratic Club would like to see Michele Van Allen (D) elected to the board.
On November 8th, 2016 New Jersey voters will be able to decide if the recent rise in gas taxes go 100% to the Transportation Trust Fund.
On November 8, 2016, New Jersey voters will be offered the choice to vote Yes/No for Public Question #1, which if accepted would allow two new Casinos in the Northern part of the New Jersey.
The New Jersey Assembly and Senate reached a deal last Friday to raise the gasoline tax 23 cents a gallon. On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, both legislative houses are expected to pass the bill.
Hopatcong and other regional Police will take part in the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown Campaign
New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown will be here soon. Law enforcement officers from Hopatcong and other regions will be participating in the 2016 Labor Day Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Beginning August 19 and running through September 5, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by public educational efforts including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.
According to Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety, “Many people believe that after a few drinks they’re still safe to drive. Even one drink can impair your judgment and reaction time, putting not only yourself, but everyone on the road, in danger.There is a zero tolerance message for this campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested.”
In 2013 alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 27 percent of New Jersey’s motor vehicle fatalities. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2016 crackdown offer the following advice:
- If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
- Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- Spend the night where the activity is held.
- Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
- If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.
Following the events is Dallas TX the Police Departments within the Hopatcong Lake Region are overwhelming support for the resident of their community.