Wilson Bill to Increase Fines for Failing to Keep to the Right Signed into Law

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson to increase motorist fines for failing to keep right unless overtaking another vehicle has been signed into law.
“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 new law is, quite simply, a public safety issue and common sense.”
Specifically, the law (A-2277) increases the penalty for failing to observe traffic lanes from between $50 and $200 to between $100 and $300.
The law will also establish a $50 surcharge imposed for both failure by a motorist to keep right, and failure by a motorist to observe traffic lanes. The surcharge will be placed into a fund to pay for signs that remind motorists when entering New Jersey to keep to the right of the roadway and to observe traffic lanes.