NJ 39:4-86. Improper passing in a no passing zone.

Defending NJ 39:4-86.  Improper passing in a no passing zone.

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NJ Statute: 39:4-86.  Overtaking and passing vehicles; crossing “No Passing” lines.

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.

Amended by L.1948, c. 170, p. 912, s. 3;  L.1951, c. 23, p. 82, s. 46.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 39:4-86, Violation 39:4-86, Offense 39:4-86

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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