New Jersey Traffic Laws
We have reproduced below an edited version of the most commonly applied motor vehicle laws in the State of New Jersey.
For a complete recitation of New Jersey motor vehicle laws including up to date amendments of those laws, please go to the New Jersey Legislative Website at: www.njleg.state.nj.us
39:1-1. Words and Phrases Defined.
39:3-4. Registration Required.
39:3-10. Drivers license; necessity for; persons entitled to; examination; authority and duration; violation of section; punishment.
39:3-10a. License restoration fee.
39:3-10b. Probationary driver’s initial license.
39:3-10.13. Blood alcohol limit; controlled substances.
39:3-10.15. Notification of moving violations, disqualification or suspension.
39:3-10.18. Possession of valid commercial driver license mandatory.
39:3-10.20. Suspension of commercial motor vehicle driving privilege.
39:3-10.24. Consent to breath examination; consequences of refusal.
39:3-11. Drivers license with restrictions or conditions; violations; punishment.
39:3-12. Illegal securing of driver’s license; punishment.
39:3-13. Examination permits.
39:3-13.1. Issuance of special learner’s permit.
39:3-13.2. Scope and effect of special learner’s permit.
39:3-13.2a. Special learner’s permit; use, hours.
39:3-13.4. Probationary driver’s license.
39:3-13.6. Evaluation of graduated license program; report to Governor, Legislature.
39:3-13.8. Fine for violations of special learner’s permit, examination permit, or probationary driver’s license.
39:3-16. Authority of commissioner; suspension of touring privileges.
39:3-17. Touring privileges of nonresident chauffeurs or drivers.
39:3-17.1. Reciprocal driver license, registration of new residents’ vehicles required; violations, fines, impoundment.
39:3-19. Annual registration fees.
39:3-19.1. Penalty for violations of section 39:3-19.
39:3-29. License, registration certificate and insurance indentification card exhibited on request; violation; fine.
39:3-33. Markers; requirements concerning; display of fictitious or wrong numbers; punishment.
39:3-36. Notice of change of address; penalty for failure.
39:3-37. Falsifying application or examination; penalty; revocation of registration process.
39:3-37.1. Unlawful loan of license, vehicle; penalty.
39:3-38. Counterfeiting or using other markers prohibited; fine.
39:3-40. Driving when license refused, suspended, revoked or prohibited; motor vehicle license revoked; punishment.
39:3-40.1. Revocation of driver’s license for violation of 39:3-40.
39:3-40.3. Impoundment of motor vehicles
39:3-47. Certain acts forbidden.
39:3-36. Maintenance of lamps, reflectors, etc.
39:3-74. Windshields must be unobstructed and equipped with cleaners.
39:3-75. Safety Glass.
39:3-76.2. Sets of seat safety belts required.
39:3-76.2a. Child passenger restraint system.
39:3-76.2f. Use of seat belts.
39:4-32. Crossing roadway; signals.
39:4-33. Use of designated crosswalk.
39:4-34. Pedestrians crossing roadways; crosswalks; walking on roadways.
39:4-36. Driver to yield to pedestrian, exceptions; violations, penalties.
39:4-41. Driving through safety zones prohibited.
39:4-46. Commercial vehicles to display name and place of owner.
39:4-47. Violations of article; fine.
39:4-48. Operating or using motor vehicle without consent of owner; fine.
39:4-49. Tampering with vehicle; fine.
39:4-49.1. Operating with drugs in possession or in motor vehicle; penalty.
39:4-50. Driving while intoxicated.
39:4-50.2. Consent to taking of samples deemed giving.
39:4-50.4a. Revocation of license for refusal to submit to chemical tests.
39:4-50.14. Penalties for driving under the influence for drivers under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages.
39:4-50.15. Additional penalty for driving under the influence with a minor as a passenger.
39:4-50.17. Sentencing drunk driving offenders; device defined.
39:4-50.17a. Monthly leasing fee for installation of ignition interlock device.
39:4-50.18. DMV notation of interlock device installation.
39:4-50.19. Violation of law; penalties.
39:4-51. Sentence for violation of section 39:4-50 must be served; exception for work release or rehabilitation; writ of habeas corpus, proceeding in lieu of prerogative writ or appeal unaffected.
39:4-51a. Consumption of alcoholic beverage by driver and by passenger prohibited.
39:4-51b. Prohibition of possession of open, unsealed alcholic beverage container, circumstances.
39:4-52. Racing on highway prohibited; fine.
39:4-53. Leaving vehicle with engine running prohibited; fine.
39:4-56. Delaying traffic prohibited.
39:4-56.1. Willfully causing vehicle to be disabled; willful abandonment.
39:4-56.3. Suspension of registration by director of motor vehicles.
39:4-56.6. Parking on private property without consent; removal of vehicle; costs.
39:4-56.7. Issuance of summons for violation by law enforcement officer.
39:4-57. Observance of directions of officers.
39:4-57.1. Lighting of interior light required.
39:4-58. Driving vehicle with view to rear and sides obstructed.
39:4-63. Placing injurious substance on highway; fine.
39:4-64. Throwing debris from vehicle.
39:4-66. Emerging from alley, driveway or garage.
39:4-66.1. Right of way on entering private road or driveway.
39:4-66.2. Driving a vehicle on public or private property to avoid traffic signal or sign not permitted.
39:4-67. Obstructing passage of other vehicles or street cars prohibited.
39:4-71. Driving on Sidewalk.
39:4-75. Driving overweight vehicles on intrastate bridges; fine; liability for damages to bridges.
39:4-76. Driving overweight vehicles on interstate bridges; penalty; liability for damages; disposition of penalties.
39:4-77. Loading so as to spill prohibited; rules and regulations penalty.
39:4-77.1. Snow, ice dislodged from moving vehicle causing injury, property damage; penalties.
39:4-80. Traffic control by officers.
39:4-80.1. Penalty for failure to comply with school crossing.
39:4-81. Observing traffic signals.
39:4-82. Keeping to right.
39:4-82.1. Two-roadway highways.
39:4-83. Keeping to right at intersection; exception on one-way roadway.
39:4-84. Passing to right when proceeding in opposite direction.
39:4-85. Passing to left when overtaking; passing when in lines; signaling to pass.
39:4-85.1. Designation of highways for one-way traffic; signs.
39:4-86. Driving to left of center line when overtaking and passing vehicles; crossing “no passing” lines.
39:4-87. Overtaken vehicle to give way.
39:4-88. Traffic on marked lanes.
39:4-89. Following; space between trucks.
39:4-90. Right of way at intersections.
39:4-91. Right of way of certain vehicles; liability of other drivers.
39:4-92. Clearing for authorized emergency vehicle; following authorized emergency vehicle.
39:4-94.2. Street closings; violation; penalty.
39:4-96. Reckless driving; punishment.
39:4-97. Careless driving.
39:4-97.1. Impeding slow speed prohibited.
39:4-97.2. Driving, operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner, offense created; fines.
39:4-97.3. Use of hands-free wireless telephone in moving vehicle; definitions; enforcement.
39:4-97.4. Inapplicability of act to certain officials.
39:4-97.5. Supersedure, preemption of local ordinances.
39:4-98. Rates of speed.
39:4-98.5. Establishment of eligble highways; notice; signs.
39:4-98.6. Fines; signs; driver manual and motorist guide.
39:4-98.7. Speeding 20 mph or more over the limit; fines, certain; doubled.
39:4-100. Rate of speed across sidewalk.
39:4-115. Making right or left turn.
39:4-116. Special right or left turn.
39:4-122. Signal by police whistle.
39:4-123. Right and left turns.
39:4-124. Method of turning at intersection; commissioner and local authorities may determine.
39:4-125. Turning on curve, grade or place where view obstructed or state highway marked with “no U turn” sign.
39:4-126. Signaling before starting, turning or stopping.
39:4-127. Backing or turning in street.
39:4-128.1. Must stop for school bus.
39:4-129. Action in case of accident.
39:4-130. Reports of accidents.
39:4-135. Parking; direction and side of street; angle parking; one-way street.
39:4-136. Parking on highway; removing vehicle; disabled vehicle.
39:4-138. Places where parking prohibited; exceptions.
39:4-138.3. Parking in front of private driveways.
39:4-144. Stopping or yielding right of way before entering intersecting street.
39:4-203. General penalty for violations of chapter.
39:5-3. Appearance, arrest process; complaint; venue.
39:6B-1. Compulsory liability insurance; minimum coverage.
39:6B-2. Violations; punishment.
39:8-1. Inspection of registered motor vehicles require; inspectors; inspection stations.
39:8-4. Repairs, etc., to be made.