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    Chapter 4: Application of chapter

      Section: 39:4-31.4: Certificate of origin of low-speed vehicle; waiver of liability by purchaser.

5. a. When a new low-speed vehicle is delivered in this State by the manufacturer to his agent or a dealer, or a person purchasing directly from the manufacturer, the manufacturer shall execute and deliver to his agent or a dealer, or a person purchasing directly from the manufacturer, a certificate of origin, and no person shall bring into this State any new low-speed vehicle unless he has in his possession the certificate of origin. The certificate of origin shall contain the manufacturer's vehicle identification number and the motor number, if available, when the vehicle is sold, the name of the manufacturer, the manufacturer's shipping weight, and identify the vehicle as a low-speed vehicle, and provide a general description of the body, if any, the type and model and the gross vehicle weight rating.

When a new low-speed vehicle is sold in this State, the manufacturer, his agent or a dealer shall execute and deliver to the purchaser an assignment of the certificate of origin, with the genuine names and business or residence addresses of both stated thereon, and certified to have been executed with full knowledge of the contents and with the consent of both purchaser and seller. If, in connection with such sale, a security interest is taken or retained by the seller to secure all or a part of the purchase price of the vehicle, or is taken by a person who by making an advance or incurring an obligation gives value to enable the purchaser to acquire rights in the motor vehicle, the name and the business or residence address of the secured party or his assignee shall be noted on the manufacturer's certificate of origin. Nothing in this section shall apply to security interests in motor vehicles which constitute inventory held for sale, but such interests shall be subject to chapter 9 of Title 12A of the New Jersey Statutes.

b. Each purchaser of a new low-speed vehicle in this State shall execute a waiver and certify to have purchased a low-speed vehicle with full knowledge of the potentially hazardous characteristics of such vehicles as detailed by the manufacturer or his agent or dealer. The waiver shall be prepared by the manufacturer and kept in the possession of the manufacturer and his agent or dealer of low-speed vehicles. An executed copy shall be provided to the purchaser. The signing of this waiver by the purchaser shall serve to eliminate any liability of the manufacturer and his agent or dealer of low-speed vehicles.


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

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