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What is The Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS)?

The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety develops state highway safety plans and coordinates the funding for state and local projects to reduce the incidence of traffic crashes and their resulting deaths and injuries. Appointed by the Governor, the Division's Director reports to the Attorney General. See also About Us.


Does the Division publish informative brochures?

Yes the Division publishes informative brochures. To obtain copies you can go to the library on this site or contact the Division directly by email or phone.


How do I apply for a Grant?

For more information about Division issued Grants and how you can apply please check the Grants section of this Web site.


Where can I have my child's car seat checked?

We have a comprehensive list of locations where you can go and have your child's car seat checked. Below are some of the links.


Is it true that I can get a ticket for not wearing my seat belt in New Jersey?

Yes. It is the law in New Jersey to have your seat belt fastened while driving your motor vehicle. View the Click it or Ticket Campaign



Where can I go to find out about Motorcycle training?

For a complete list of Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified RiderCourse training locations in New Jersey, please visit our partner organization NJRIDESAFE.ORG.


Does Highway Traffic Safety offer Police Training?

Yes the Division offers Police Training. Please view Police Training's page to learn more.


How can I contact the Division and does the Division have an email address?

Starting August 22, 2003 the HTS main office will be located in Trenton at:

140 East Front Street
7th Floor
PO Box 048
Trenton, NJ 08625-0048

For other ways to contact the Division, including e-mail, visit the Contact Us section on this Web site.


Where can I find forms, applications, brochures, etc. on your web site?

Forms, Applications, Brouchures, etc can be found on pages specific to that topic. You can also find all them at the library page.


Does Highway Traffic Safety have anything to do with the Motor Vehicles Commission (formally The Division of Motor Vehicles)?

As Highway Traffic Safety does deal with driving and the roadways, the Division has a close relationship with the Motor Vehicles Commission but the Division does not issue or have records dealing with your license. For items like like please contact the MVC directly.


Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal?

The U.S. Supreme Court in 1990 (Michigan v. Sitz) upheld the constitutionality of sobriety checkpoints. The Court held that the interest in reducing alcohol-impaired driving was sufficient to justify the brief intrusion of a sobriety checkpoint. If conducted properly, sobriety checkpoints do not constitute illegal search and seizure in most states.


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