ASSEMBLY, No. 2282
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 16, 1996
By Assemblymen DeCROCE and BATEMAN
An Act concerning parking along certain highway routes and amending R.S.39:4-138.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. R.S.39:4-138 is amended to read as follows:
39:4-138. Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a traffic or police officer or traffic sign or signal, no operator of a vehicle shall stand or park the vehicle in any of the following places:
a. Within an intersection;
b. On a crosswalk;
c. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within at least 20 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone;
d. In front of a public or private driveway;
e. Within 25 feet of the nearest crosswalk or side line of a street or intersecting highway, except at alleys;
f. On a sidewalk;
g. In any appropriately marked "No Parking" space established pursuant to the duly promulgated regulations of the Commissioner of Transportation;
h. Within 50 feet of a "stop" sign;
i. Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant;
j. Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
k. Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of said entrance, when properly signposted;
l. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic, when properly signposted;
m. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
n. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway, or within a highway tunnel or underpass, or on the immediate approaches thereto except where space for parking is provided;
o. In any space on public or private property appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped pursuant to P.L.1977, c.202 (C.39:4-197.5), P.L.1975, c.217 (C.52:27D-119 et seq.) or any other applicable law unless the vehicle is authorized by law to be parked therein and a handicapped person is either the driver or a passenger in that vehicle. State, county or municipal law enforcement officers or parking enforcement authority officers shall enforce the parking restrictions on spaces appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped on both public and private property;
p. Along either side of any highway within the Interstate System of this State or any limited access highway, including all ramps and connections, which is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, except in the case of an emergency or in any area specifically designated for parking with proper signs, or where a turnout or rest area has been provided.
As used in this section, "limited access highway" means a highway especially designed for through traffic, over which abutters have no easement or right of light, air or direct access by reason of the fact that their property abuts upon that limited access highway.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
(cf: P.L.1989, c.201, s.1.)
2. This act shall take effect on the 30th day after enactment.
This bill amends R.S.39:4-138 to prohibit parking along either side of any highway, including all ramps and connections, within the Interstate System in New Jersey or any highway with limited access under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation. Exceptions to this prohibition are made in the case of an emergency or in areas specifically designated for parking with proper signs, or where turnouts or rest areas have been provided. This bill does not pertain to any, street, route, or highway under municipal or county jurisdiction.
Prohibits parking along Interstate System or any limited access highway under DOT jurisdiction.