NJ Pedestrian Safety Legislation Signed

Stop for Pedestrian in Crosswalk As one of his final acts in office, Governor Jon Corzine signed a bill to improve pedestrian safety in crosswalks.
    Bill No. A-1329/S-2480 (Stender, Wisniewski, Bramnick, Ramos, Giblin/T. Kean, Beach)

  • Requires New Jersey drivers to stop and remain stopped–not simply yield–while pedestrians are in crosswalks.
  • Continues to require that motorists yield to pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks.
  • Requires motorists making right turns at red or yellow signals or at stop or yield signs, to stop for pedestrians crossing the street onto which the motorist is turning.
  • Increases the fine for violations to $200, and a portion of that fine goes to the Pedestrian Safety and Enforcement Fund.
  • Assumes the motorist did not exercise care for the safety of the pedestrian if a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk (either marked or unmarked).

Read the Assembly Democrats Press Release

3 Responses to “NJ Pedestrian Safety Legislation Signed”

  1. steve meddaugh says:

    Just joined. Y’all doing a great job! I work at Schlumberger in Princeton Jct. I see a lot of improvement going on. Keep up the good work! (ps.. long time friend of Chris Scherer)

    Steve Meddaugh

  2. Audrey Brys says:

    I most certainly agree with the laws and the JAY WALKING LAW should also be inforced
    Shopping centers are a disaster since pedestrians donot hesitate to step in front of cars

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