Archive for June 2011

NEW JERSEY LAWYERS REVIEW RECENT STATUTORY AMENDMENT TO THE NJ SEATBELT LAW WHICH NOW MANDATS SEAT BELT USE FOR ALL PASSENGERS OF THE VEHICLE.

The New Jersey Legislature has recently amended the provisions of the NJ seatbelt law to require the use of seat belts for all passengers of the vehicle- including for the first time adults who are seated in the rear. The use is required while the vehicle is being operated. Under prior NJ law, rear seat adult passengers were not required to use a seatbelt. As with prior law, however, a seat belt offense in New Jersey remains what is known as a “secondary offense” which that the police in NJ must detain the vehicle for a different violation under the criminal code or a moving violation prior to issuing a summons and complaint for a seat belt offense.

Legal Quote of the Week:

No mistake is so commonly made by clever people as that of assuming a cause to be bad because the arguments of it supporters are, to a great extent, nonsensical.

Thomas H. Hurley, Science and Education- Essays, 1897