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NJ Highway Traffic Safety Chief Out Of Job

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s highway traffic safety division director no longer holds that post.

Pam Fischer told The Record of Woodland Park that she was no longer serving in the job she had held for nearly four years.

But she declined further comment on her departure, and spokespeople for her immediate boss, Attorney General Paula Dow, and the Christie administration declined comment.

Fischer’s departure has not been formally announced, and a replacement has not been named. She was first appointed by Gov. Jon Corzine and remained in the $124,500-a-year post as a holdover after Christie took office.

A Republican from Morris County, Fischer was known for her role in measures that created sweeping changes to teen driving laws and mandated all back seat passengers use seat belts. She also helped toughen laws governing the often-dicey interactions between motorists and pedestrians in crosswalks.

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