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  • NJ A4140
  • Prohibits transport of certain items by motor vehicle on certain roadways; provides standards for loading or motor vehicle with certain items.
Introduced
(9/19/2016)
In Committee
(9/19/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits a person from loading or operating a vehicle loaded in a way that may cause the contents, which is to include, but not be limited to, furniture, mattresses, or other similar items, or any part thereof, to become dislodged from the vehicle and fall onto any road. The bill also requires that whenever the load of any vehicle is of items that pose a danger on roads if those items were to fall on to the road and the load extends above the height of the sides or tail gate, or extends beyond the rear of the body of the vehicle, or is placed atop the roof of the cabin of the vehicle, the load is to be securely fastened to the vehicle with straps with ratchet fasteners, elastic cords with metal hooks able to withstand the weight of the load, or other similar safety devices and covered by a tarpaulin or other cover but may not be operated on any road under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation (DOT) with a speed limit of 50 miles per hour or faster, or any road under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) or the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA). A person, who violates the provisions of the bill by operating a vehicle with load that may become dislodged upon a road under the jurisdiction of the DOT with a speed limit of 50 miles per hour or faster, or any road under the jurisdiction of NJTA or SJTA, may subject to fine of not more than $750. Under the bill, a person may to subject to fine of not more than $1,000, or up to 10 days imprisonment, or both, if the contents of a load becomes dislodged and falls onto a road under the jurisdiction of the DOT with a speed limit of 50 miles per hour or faster, or any road under the jurisdiction of the NJTA or the SJTA. Under the bill, the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is to promulgate regulations concerning the minimum safety standards for fastening loads on and loading procedures for any commercial type flat bed motor vehicle, motor-drawn vehicle, and passenger automobile temporarily used to transport material.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 9/19/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
9/19/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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