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Wilson Bill to Increase Fines for Failing to Keep to the Right Released by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrat Gilbert “Whip” Wilson sponsored to increase the fines imposed for failing by a motorist to keep right unless overtaking another vehicle was released Thursday 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 (A-2277) 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.