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In Local Road Detail, Cops Find Plethora of Seatbelt Violations

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Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Brick Police Chief Jim Riccio and other officers, announcing the start of an enforcement sweep of county road 528. (Photo: OCPO)
Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Brick Police Chief Jim Riccio and other officers, announcing the start of an enforcement sweep of county road 528. (Photo: OCPO)

A summer law enforcement detail to crack down on traffic offenses on a busy county road that – partially – runs through Brick has netted a surprisingly high number of seatbelt violations, officials said.

The operation on Route 528 – known in Brick as Mantoloking Road and Cedar Bridge Avenue – resulted in 311 traffic stops, translating to 211 tickets and six arrests during the period of June 17 through June 30, when the detail was underway.

“Most disturbing was that seatbelt summonses topped the charts at 73,” said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, which led the operation. “It can’t be stressed enough the importance of wearing seatbelts for the safety of all vehicle occupants.”

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On the positive side, said Della Fave, just eight speeding tickets were issued.


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  • Smokin

    How about jay walking tickets brick Blvd and cedarbridge area every time I drive in that area someone is alway crossing against the the light…

  • KaayC

    Unreal that anyone would have that little regard for themselves! Who scares me even more, are the distracted drivers texting and pedestrian! Gosh the police have their hands full. Good they try to help this.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Stop everything that moves and be a force to be reckoned with for the crap out there….why does the little meatball in white always try to look like a state trooper

    • DocWatson

      I knew I could count on you

  • Surfrider

    The speeders and litterers should have been on their radar as well. What about all the phone users? They got their “photo Op”, they are not going to get many speeders out in the open where they can be seen! Every time I pull in my driveway on Mantoloking Road, drivers cannot wait and pass over the double line into ongoing traffic, or when I slow down to go in, some have tried to pass on the right…you cannot make this stuff up! Talk about careless driving……nothing has changed on that road other than it is further along with the large cracks in the pavement from lack of maintenance……

  • Goodgrief

    Instead of harassing people about seat belts I would prefer the police enforce some type of anti texting while driving push. Texting is becoming one of the main reasons for traffic deaths in the USA.

    • DocWatson

      Yes, I believe the textures will kill many or cause many to be killed. Mandatory 5 years sentences for texting while driving