Point Boro Police Department


DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Persons who are found guilty of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs are subject to the following penalties;

FIRST OFFENSE
  • A fine of $250-$400.
  • imprisonment of up to 30 days.
  • six months to one year license suspension.
  • a minimum of six hours a day for two days in an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), at a charge of $75 per day.
  • $100 surcharge to be deposited in a drunk driving enforcement fund.
  • an automobile insurance surcharge of $1000 a year for three years.
  • a Division of Motor Vehicles restoration fee of $50 and an Intoxicated Driving Program fee of $100.
  • a Violent Crimes Compensation Fund fee of $50.
  • a Safe and Secure Program fee of $75.
Penalties for 2nd and 3rd offenses are substantially higher.



UNDERAGE DRINKING & DRIVING

Persons under 21 years of age who drive a motor vehicle with any detectable amount (one drink) of alcohol in their system are subject to the following penalties;
  • loss or postponement of driving privileges for 30 to 90 days.
  • 15 to 30 days of community service.
  • participation in a program of alcohol education and highway safety.


CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY LAWS

BE AWARE! The Point Pleasant Police Department has a ZERO tolerance policy toward unsecured children!
  • children under 18 months of age must be in a federally approved car seat when riding anywhere in the car.
  • children between 18 months and five years of age must be in a car seat if they are riding in the front seat and must be secured by a safety belt if they are riding in the rear seat. NOTE: The Point Pleasant Police Department recommends that children fives years of age or younger be secured in a federally approved car seat if they are riding anywhere in a motor vehicle.
  • If the number of children under five years old exceeds the number of safety belts, children who are not restrained must ride in the rear seat.
  • If you (and your child) are LUCKY, failure to comply with the child passenger safety law will result in a $42 fine plus court cost.


OCCUPANT PROTECTION

New Jersey law requires everyone in a passenger vehicle front seat to wear their safety belts. It is the responsibility of the driver to secure the safety belt of ane front seat passenger between the ages of 5 and 18.



NEW JERSEY"S SEAT BELT LAW IS A PRIMARY LAW!

(this means a police office may stop and cite you for not buckling up).



SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

All school buses with a chassis manufacture date of October 1992 or later must be equipped with seat belts or child restraint systems. They must also have seats, which meet minimum seat back height requirements.
All school buses are to be equipped with crossing arms by August 8, 1998.

BICYCLE HELMET LAW

Anyone under the age of 14, even a passenger, must be wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet, that meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Snell Institute Foundation (SNELL) or the ASTM. The enforcing official will warn a child who violates this law of the violation. The parent or legal guardian of that person also may be fined up to $25 for the first offense and up to $100 each subsequent offense.



VEHICLES NOT INTENDED FOR PASSENGERS

No person shall ride on and no operator shall knowingly allow a person to ride on a portion of a vehicle, such as a pickup truck, that is not designed for the transport of passengers.



WIPERS ON/HEADLIGHTS ON

Motorists are required to turn their headlights on whenever windshield wipers are in use, even during daylight hours.

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