Seat Belts Save Lives Buckle Up!
New Jersey’s seat belt law allows police officers to stop and issue a summons to drivers and front seat passengers solely for not wearing their seat belts.
Why buckle Up?
*Studies show seat belts do save lives and reduce injuries during crashes.
*Seat belts work with air bags to protect occupants. Air bags alone are not enough to safeguard occupants.
*More than 2,000 unbuckled drivers and front passengers died on New Jersey’s roadways in the past 10 years.
*Approximately 700 unbuckled drivers and front seat passengers were thrown out of their vehicles during crashes and killed in the past ten years.
New Jersey’s Seat Belt Law:
*Applies to all passengers vehicles that are required to be equipped with seat belts.
*Applies to drivers and front seat passengers.
*Makes the driver responsible for seat belt use by front seat passengers who are under the age of 18.
New Jersey’s Child Passenger Law:
*Up to age 18 months, children must be in a child safety seat anywhere in the vehicle.
*Between 18 months and age 5, children in the rear seat must be buckled by the vehicle’s seat belt.
*Children in the front seat must be in a child safety seat up to age 5.
From the Division of Highway Traffic Safety
LPS: New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety
Disclaimer: This information is from the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Please buckle up!
I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston.
I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan.
I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
Please remember to buckle up! It is the law!
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