Law Adding Additional Penalties For Loaning Vehicle To Person With Suspended License, To Go Into Effect August 1st

nj t&s divisionThe following information has been submitted to TLS by Police Chief Rob Lawson: On January 18, 2010, Governor Jon S. Corzine signed into law a bill amending R.S.39:3-40 (Unlawful to Drive Without a License), that imposes additional penalties for loaning a motor vehicle to a person with a suspended driver license resulting from drunk driving or refusal to submit to a chemical test conviction.
Overview: 1. When the owner or leasee of a motor vehicle knowingly allows a person with a suspended or revoked driver license under R.S. 39:4-50 (Driving While Intoxicated) or C.39:4-50.4a (Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test) to operate his or her vehicle, the owner or leasee is subject to the following penalties:
A. A fine of $1,000, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both for a first or second offense.
B. A fine of $1,000, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, and a 90 day driver license suspension for a third or subsequent offense.
2. This law will take effect on August 1, 2011.

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  1. why in the world would a level headed person ever consider lending his/car to an unlicenced person. not quite sure why this article is even posted here

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