Monmouth County Gets $1.6 million in federal funds for road safety projects in Holmdel and Upper Freehold

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

Monmouth County has been awarded $1.6 million in federal funds from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) for the design and construction of road improvements in Holmdel and and Upper Freehold, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone. The award was approved at a NJTPA meeting in Newark this morning.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Gets $1.6 million in federal funds for road safety projects in Holmdel and Upper Freehold

Blasting the myths and making the case for reasonable speed limits

By Declan O’Scanlon

Declan1The Asbury Park Press editorial board recently took a position AGAINST setting speed limits based on engineering criteria and FOR setting limits based on the hunches of unqualified elected officials and bureaucrats.  The position is so fundamentally flawed, so based on decades-old defunct myths, so devoid of any basis in actual fact, that it’s hard to decide where to begin.

My speed limit initiative is a simple one – set speed limits based on sound engineering criteria.  I would remove uninformed or profit-motivated elected officials and bureaucrats from the process. Traffic laws shouldn’t be based on the random hunches of any of us. Setting any law by hunch only diminishes the public’s confidence in ALL laws. That’s not a way to enhance safety anywhere. Why should the public take a 25 mph school speed limit seriously when we randomly post such speed limits all over – including stretches of roadway that should be posted at 40?  Don’t even get me started on the damage random limits have on the image of our police – who become the face of these arbitrary laws.

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Posted: April 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth County Acts To Increase Kozloski Road Safety

Kozloski_sign_crop_9-29-14In the wake of two traffic accidents in two months which resulted four deaths, Monmouth County officials took action yesterday to improve the safety of Kozloski Road (County Road 55) in Freehold Township.

Traffic safety crews placed four variable message boards along the road between Route 33 Bypass and Burlington and Burlington Road.

“The sign boards have been put in place to remind motorists to slow down and obey the speed limit,” Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone said. “Drivers need to abide to the posted 50 mph speed limit on Kozloski Road.”

The two car crash on Saturday which resulted in the death of a 7 year old Howell boy is still under investigation.  On August 19 there was a three car accident that resulted in three fatalities.

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Posted: September 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Freehold, Monmouth County, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »