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7/5/2011 - New Jersey's Seat Belt Law
New Jersey’s Seat Belt Law: (NJS 39:3-76.2f)

On January 18, 2010, legislation was signed into law requiring all occupants to buckle up, regardless of their seating position in a vehicle. A secondary offense, the new law allows police to issue summonses to unbuckled back seat occupants, 18 years of age and older, when the vehicle they are riding in is stopped for another violation.

On January 18, 2010, legislation was signed into law requiring all occupants to buckle up, regardless of their seating position in a vehicle. A secondary offense, the new law allows police to issue summonses to unbuckled back seat occupants, 18 years of age and older, when the vehicle they are riding in is stopped for another violation. The law is effective immediately.Applies to all passenger vehicles including vans, pickup trucks and SUV's, that are required to be equipped with seat belts.

Applies to all passengers, who are at least 8 years of age but less than 18 years of age, and each driver and front seat passenger of a passenger automobile, operated on a street or highway. All of these occupants are required to wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt system.

Makes the driver responsible for proper seat belt use by all occupants who are under the age of 18.

More information is available at the NJ Department of Law And Public Safety Web Site.