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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 39, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATION

    Chapter 4: Application of chapter

      Section: 39:4-31.1: Operation of low-speed vehicle on public roads; conditions.

          
2. a. A low-speed vehicle may be operated upon any public road or highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation with a posted speed of 25 miles per hour or less. The commissioner may in the commissioner's discretion, by order, pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1998, c.28 (C.39:4-8.2 et seq.), permit the use of low-speed vehicles upon any road and highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation where the posted speed limit is greater than 25 miles per hour but not greater than 35 miles per hour. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the commissioner may by order prohibit the use of low-speed vehicles on any street under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation where the commissioner determines that the operation of low-speed vehicles would constitute a hazard.

b. A low-speed vehicle may be operated upon any public road or highway under the jurisdiction of a county or municipality with a posted speed of 25 miles per hour or less. A municipality or county may, by ordinance, or a county may, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, in the case of any street under municipal or county jurisdiction, permit the use of low-speed vehicles where the posted speed limit is greater than 25 miles per hour but not greater than 35 miles per hour. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a municipality or county may, by ordinance, or a county may, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, prohibit the use of low-speed vehicles on any street where the municipality or county determines that the operation of low-speed vehicles would constitute a hazard.

c. A low-speed vehicle may enter an intersection and cross any public road or highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation where the posted speed is 35 miles per hour or less, provided that if the road or highway is more than two lanes or is divided, such crossings shall only occur at signalized intersections or at such non-signalized intersections as the commissioner in the commissioner's discretion determines are appropriate for such crossings either on the commissioner's own motion or at the request of a county or municipality. A low-speed vehicle may enter an intersection and cross any public road or highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation where the posted speed is in excess of 35 miles per hour only at signalized intersections or at such non-signalized intersections as the commissioner in the commissioner's discretion determines are appropriate for such crossings either upon the commissioner's own motion or at the request of a county or municipality.

d. A low-speed vehicle may enter an intersection and cross any public road or highway under the jurisdiction of a county or municipality where the posted speed is 35 miles per hour or less, provided that if the road or highway is more than two lanes or is divided, such crossings shall only occur at signalized intersections or at such non-signalized intersections as the municipality by ordinance or the county, by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, determines are appropriate for such crossing. A low-speed vehicle may enter an intersection and cross any public road or highway under the jurisdiction of a county or municipality where the posted speed is in excess of 35 miles per hour only at signalized intersections or at such non-signalized intersections as the municipality by ordinance or the county by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, determines are appropriate for such crossing.

e. Persons operating a low-speed vehicle upon a public road, street or highway or crossing a public road, street or highway in violation of this section shall be subject to the general penalties of this chapter.

L.2005,c.273,s.2.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:51.






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