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;
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;
CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY LAWS
BE AWARE! The Point Pleasant Police Department has a ZERO tolerance policy toward unsecured children!
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.
Traffic Safety Unit Page
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