NEW JERSEY IMPROPER PASSING LAWYER
In regard to moving violations, improper passing infractions are some of the most serious. Those convicted of improper passing on the right, off the roadway or in no passing zones are subject to 4 motor vehicle points in addition to hefty fines and court costs. Therefore, it is important for anyone charged with an improper passing offense in New Jersey to consult with a New Jersey Improper Passing Lawyer. The Sloan Law Firm handles improper passing offenses and all other traffic violations in New Jersey. The firm offers free initial consultations on all traffic offense cases.
NEW JERSEY IMPROPER PASSING STATUTES
Improper passing on right or off roadway is governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4–85, which provides:
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a safe distance to the left thereof and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle. If vehicles on the roadway are moving in two or more substantially continuous lines, the provisions of this paragraph and section 39:4-87 of this Title shall not be considered as prohibiting the vehicles in one line overtaking and passing the vehicles in another line either upon the right or left, nor shall those provisions be construed to prohibit drivers overtaking and passing upon the right another vehicle which is making or about to make a left turn.
The driver of an overtaking motor vehicle not within a business or residence district shall give audible warning with his horn or other warning device before passing or attempting to pass a vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right as provided in this section only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway.
Improper passing in no passing zone is governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-86, which provides:
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive to the left side of the center line of a highway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless the left side is clearly visible and free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit the overtaking and passing to be made in safety.
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the center of a highway in order to overtake and pass another vehicle proceeding in the same direction upon the crest of a grade or upon a curve in the highway where the driver’s view along the highway is obstructed within a distance of five hundred feet.
Except when otherwise directed by a duly constituted traffic or police officer or when the lane in which he is operating is obstructed and impassable, the driver of a vehicle shall not cross an appropriately marked “No Passing” line in a “No Passing” zone duly established pursuant to a duly promulgated regulation of the State Highway Commissioner or an ordinance or resolution duly adopted by a municipal governing body or a board of chosen freeholders, whichever has jurisdiction over the highway.
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The Sloan Law Firm provides aggressive and experienced legal defense to anyone charged with improper passing in New Jersey. It is important to protect your rights, especially if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and received a traffic summons for improper passing. If you or a loved one has been charged with passing improperly and would like to discuss the matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Sloan Law Firm at: (908) 358-2938. The initial consultation for all traffic offenses is always free.