NJ 39:4-127.1. Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing.

Defending NJ 39:4-127.1.  Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing.

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NJ Statute: 39:4-127.1.  Railroad crossings; stopping.

(a) Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty feet but not less than fifteen feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely.  The foregoing requirements shall apply when:

1.  A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of  the immediate approach of a railroad train;

2.  A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train;

3.  A railroad train approaching within approximately one thousand five hundred feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from such distance and such railroad train, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard;

4.  An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.

(b) No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

L.1951, c. 23, p. 93, s. 68.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 39:4-127.1, Violation 39:4-127.1, Offense 39:4-127.1

Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.

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