• Proposed Regulation of Roadside Memorials
  • July 4, 2017
  • The roads of this country represent many wonderful things, but they can also be a place where tragedy happens. For many, the loss of a loved one in a car accident is often the inspiration to create a roadside memorial at the location.

    The creation of a roadside memorial can be cathartic and therapeutic, and can serve to remember someone who has passed away before their time. While it serves as a reminder to others to cherish their own loved ones, it is also a reminder to stay safe on the road.

    Although there are positives associated with roadside memorials, there are also negatives. Memorials are often constructed on private property without permission, become eyesores as they deteriorate, and can be traffic hazards when items wind up in the path of oncoming traffic.

    New Jersey has proposed legislation that will establish a roadside accident memorial program whereby a victim’s loved ones can pay for a sign that honors the victim. This type of formal program can eliminate issues associated with ownership and maintenance responsibility for the memorial.

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