The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
New Jersey has instituted a pilot program of red-light cameras. Here is a link to their locations. By avoiding or exercising particular caution at these locations, you can not only avoid getting a camera ticket, but also make it more likely that the pilot program will be considered a failure and the cameras will be scrapped.
Rural Interstates: Cars 65, Trucks 65
Urban Interstates: Cars 55, Trucks 55
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 65, Trucks 65
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Speed limits are absolute--exceeding the speed limit is illegal per se (regardless of whether it was safe under the specific conditions).
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: Yes
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Jury Trial Allowed
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
The driver of a vehicle or street car involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person, or damage to property of any one person in excess of $500.00 shall by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the local police department or to the nearest office of the county police of the county or of the State Police, and in addition shall within 10 days after such accident forward a written report of such accident to the division on forms furnished by it.
(New Jersey Statute 39:4-130)
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $15,000
All injuries: $30,000
Property Damage: $5,000
Uninsured motorist coverage is required
Florida is a "no-fault" state
Novice Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited for ages under 21 with GDL or provisional license, using primary enforcement
School Bus Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited, using primary enforcement
All Drivers: Text-messaging prohibited, using primary enforcement
Telephone: 609/882-2000 ext. 2238 (State Police Division HQ) or http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/mcs/index.htm (Municipal Courts of New Jersey)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: #77 or 911
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This page was last updated: August 2010