Scotch Plains Road Construction Projects

Traffic Calming Pilot Program- September 2016
Temporary Speed Hump Installation - location: 300 Block of Myrtle Avenue


NJ's new child safety seat regulations begin on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

The revised law adds additional regulations with specific age and weight limits. Among the new rules:

Birth to age 2: A child under age 2 and under 30 pounds must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. That means toddlers who are tall or have long legs must remain rear-facing even if their feet are pressed against the back seat of the car. Once a child reaches either age 2 or 30 pounds, the car seat can be turned around to face forward.

Ages 2 to 4: Children must remain in either a rear-facing or a forward-facing car seat with a five-point harness in the back seat of a vehicle at least until they are 4 years old or 40 pounds Then, they can move to a booster seat.

Ages 4 to 8: Children must remain in a booster seat in the back seat of a vehicle until they are at least 8 years old or 57 inches tall. Once they reach that age or height, they can use the regular adult seat belts.

Front seats: If a vehicle doesn't have a back seat (like a pick-up truck or a sports car), a child can ride in the front seat in a car seat or a booster seat. But the vehicle's passenger-side airbag must be disabled or shut off if a baby or toddler is using a rear-facing car seat strapped into the front seat of the vehicle. The force of air bags can injure small children if they deploy.

Fines: The fines for violating New Jersey's car seat law are currently $10 to $25. Under the revised legislation, they are going up to $50 to $75 in September.

Union County Child Safety Seat Station
Provided by the Union County Police Department
Garwood First Aid Squad
401 2nd Avenue, Garwood
Hours: 7:30am - 11am, Wednesdays and Thursdays
No appointment required
For more information call:

Special Traffic Alert:


Speed limits on the following sections of our County Roads have recently been lowered by the passing of a Township Ordinance and a Concurring Resolution by the County of Union.  
The reductions are as indicated below:

Martine Avenue between King Street and Cooper Road - 35 MPH

Martine Avenue between Cooper Road and Raritan Road - 40 MPH

Terrill Road between King Street and Raritan Road - 35 MPH

Raritan Road between Terrill Road and Lake Avenue - 35 MPH

Raritan Road between Lake Avenue and Lamberts Mill Road - 25 MPH

As a reminder, there are several clearly marked 25 MPH "School Zones" in the above listed section of roads.  

They are:

Union Catholic High School on Martine Avenue

Union County Vocational-Technical Schools on Raritan Road

Terrill Middle School on Terrill Road

Signs are posted.  Please drive safely.

Traffic Bureau

The Traffic Bureau falls under the command of the Support Services Division and provides support to the Township by assisting the Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement Departments. The Bureau conducts site plan reviews, inspections and provides feedback and reports to the local governing body on engineering and construction projects.

* Responsibility for providing traffic flow plans for major events.

* Making use of specialized equipment such as the variable message board, speed trailer, motorcycles.

* Coordinating joint enforcement details in conjunction with the New Jersey State Department of Transportation and the New Jersey State
Motor Vehicle Commission.

* Participating in regular projects such as Occupant safety “Click-it-or-ticket”, DWI “You Drink You Drive You Lose”, and “Aggressive Driver” campaigns.

* Liaison with State and County Officials.

* Special Enforcement details.

* Special Police Officers

* Crossing Guards

* Police Towing

If you transport children in your car or van, make the right choice for them, and yourself. Every vehicle passenger should be restrained. If you don't currently use your safety belt, decide now to make a concerted effort to get used to wearing it. After about a month, it will become a habit that may save your life, or significantly reduce injuries.

Contact Information
430 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 908-322-7100