Legislation that requires all automobile passengers in New Jersey to wear a seat belt is now LAW!
Under the Law’s provisions, not wearing a seat belt qualifies as a secondary offense, meaning that in order to be stopped, a car would have to be violating a primary offense such as speeding. Each unrestrained, rear seat passenger, would be responsible for any fine imposed for not wearing a seat belt.
- What has changed from previous law?
All passengers, regardless of age must now wear seat belts. In the past, all passengers under the age of 18 were required to wear seat belts, but adults 18 and over were not required to buckle up.
- What does this mean to you?
Before putting your vehicle in “drive”, check that all of your passengers have their seat belts on and inform them of the consequences of not buckling up!