The South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance (SJTSA) has kicked off their summer safety campaign, targeting the southern shore communities, using Casey’s face and story to add a human element to the dangers of unsafe driving and the need for pedestrians to use caution. They have distribted over 100 banners which are prominently displayed in the shore communities and throughout southern N.J. There are two separate banners, one addressing drivers and the other, pedestrians. Both have a picture of Casey with her face and dates.
The locations of the banners in Ocean City where Casey’s accident took place, as provided by Ocean City Police Sgt. Charles Simonson, are as follows:
34th St. Acme
8th St. Superfresh
900 Block of Asbury Ave. – Appliance Store
14th & Boardwalk – Bob’s Grill
9th & Haven Entrance Corridor
9th St. Bridge WB Exit Corridor
34th St. & West Ave.
Wonderland Pier – Boardwalk
9th St. and Boardwalk – Music Pier
18th and Haven – Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center
In addition to the banners, the SJTSA has joined with the city of Sea Isle, dedicating a pink remembrance tree to Casey on JFK Blvd. in front of the police department. A plaque with Casey’s name and dates can be found at the base of the tree. The pink tree dedication in Sea Isle City also served as the kickoff for a nationwide effort to decorate trees with pink lights to stand as a memorial to those whose lives have been lost to traffic accidents and as a symbol of traffic safety.
The SJTSA will bill be distibuting more banners throughout the South Jersey area as well as decorating more trees in pink with at least two trees planned for Ocean City. Salem and Atlantic Counties will be decorating trees as well.
[See ThinkSafetyCampaign.org and SJTSA.org for more information on the South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance's summer safety campaign featuring Casey. View more photos of the banners at the shore. Read the prior article on the News and updates blog about the Sea Isle City tree dedication. Visit PinkRemembranceTree.org to post and view memorials of Casey and others who died in traffic accidents.]