Driver Safety and Mock Traffic Stops

EVERYONE feels anxiety when a police officer activates their emergency lights behind them. Especially young or new drivers, or those on the Autism Spectrum.

The Tewksbury Township Police Department is offering new or inexperienced drivers and those on the Autism Spectrum the opportunity to participate in mock traffic stops. An officer will first discuss general driver safety, the importance of being a safe driver, and what to do if they are pulled over or in an accident.

The program is open, at no cost, to Tewksbury residents who are young or inexperienced drivers, or those on the Autism Spectrum. Participants must be accompanied by either a parent, guardian, care taker, or licensed driving instructor. The program should last approximately an hour.

To participate please call 908-439-3477 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM

Questions can be directed to Chief Tim Barlow tpbarlow@tewksburytwp.net


It is our goal for every traffic stop to end safely for ALL involved.