Last year was the deadliest on New Jersey’s roads in the last 14 years, and the deadliest in the last 3 decades for the most vulnerable people sharing those roads – walkers, cyclists and those using wheelchairs. A new law, which went into effect in March, was designed to make the state’s roadways safer for all.
The law requires:
• Drivers must follow all current no-passing, no speeding laws and move over a lane if there’s one to move into.
• On a single-lane road, drivers must allow at least a 4-foot safety zone when passing.
• If 4 feet is not possible, drivers must slow to 25 mph and be prepared to stop until they can pass
safely without endangering those sharing the road.
Penalties include a fine of $500 and 2 motor vehicle points if bodily harm is caused. If no injury occurs, the fine is $100.
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