An Act concerning the use of bicycles in law enforcement and amending P.L.1951, c.23.

Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. Section 16 of P.L.1951, c.23 (C.39:4-14.1) is amended to read as follows:

C.39:4-14.1 Rights, duties of bicycle riders on roadways, exemptions.

16. a. Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by chapter four of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes and all supplements thereto except as to those provisions thereof which by their nature can have no application.

Regulations applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any highway or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles subject to those exceptions stated herein.

b. A law enforcement officer operating a bicycle while in the performance of his duty, and who is engaged in the apprehension of violators of the law or of persons charged with, or suspected of, a violation shall not be subject to the provisions of this section.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Approved December 20, 1999.