According to AlternativePress.com, effective immediately, the Legislature has amended the provision of New Jersey’s seatbelt law to require all occupants of a passenger automobile to wear a seat while the automobile is in motion.
Under the prior law, adult passengers seated in the rear of the automobile were not required to utilize a seat belt.
As far as enforcement is concerned, the new law will be considered a secondary violation; meaning a vehicle must first be stopped for a primary traffic violation (such as speeding) before an adult can be issued a citation for not wearing a seatbelt.
The law remains the same for minors and front seat passengers; both must be wearing seat belts at all times and this is still considered a primary offence.
So next time you get in the car, BUCKLE UP!
Do you think this is a fair addition to the seat belt law or should they have kept it the way it was? Thoughts, concerns or comments? I am interested in what you think about this new change!