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  • NJ A1337
  • Imposes conditions on drivers approaching disabled vehicles displaying warning lights.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill amends P.L.2009, c.5 (C.39:4-92.2), commonly known as the "move over law," to also require motor vehicle operators to reduce the speed of their vehicles and change lanes when approaching a disabled vehicle flashing its warning lights. Under the bill's provisions, the operator of a motor vehicle approaching a disabled vehicle is to approach the vehicle with due caution and, absent any other direction by a law enforcement officer, make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the disabled vehicle. If a lane change would be impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, the operator is to reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which is to be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop. A violation of the bill's provisions is punishable by a fine of $100 to $500, which is the same fine under the current "move over law."
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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