Failure To Keep Right Could Soon Result In Higher Fines

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gilbert “Whip” Wilson to increase the fines imposed for failing by a motorist to keep right unless overtaking another vehicle, was released today by an Assembly panel.

“State law is very clear – a vehicle shall normally be driven in the lane nearest the right-hand edge when that lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn,” said Wilson (D-Camden/Gloucester). “A driver who is not obeying this law can be aggravating, but it’s also unsafe to obstruct traffic flow. This bill is, quite simply, a public safety issue and common sense.”

The bill would increase the fine from between $50 and $200 to between $100 and $300.

The bill further provides that $50 of each fine shall be placed into a fund that would pay for the acquisition, installation and maintenance of signs that remind motorists when entering New Jersey to keep to the right of the roadway except when overtaking.

The bill was released by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee. TLS.

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  1. This is a way for the state to take more money away from the residents and, under the table, distribute it to their fellow politicians. I’d like them to enforce that rule on Route 70 between 8 AM and 6 PM. It’s impossible.

  2. If it’s enforced then it’s a great idea. Too many people either have no clue about motor vehicle laws or just don’t care. Either way you deserve a ticket if you break the law.

  3. Agreed. The shleppers who sit in the left lane with a line of cars who actually need to get somewhere dragging along painfully, aggravatingly behind them are the cause of most of the ills suffered by mankind.

    Give em a larger fine and hget em off the road.

  4. Hey moe watch what you are saying, the Democrats might take the idea and use it as a money maker, and on the flip side then they would write a law that would fine drivers in the left lane without a permit.

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