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1 Chapter 4 NJ Manual Notes Rules & Regulations for Safe Driving

2 Speed Control- Common Sense Speeding is a common cause of fatalities and other types of accident. Never drive faster than weather, road or other conditions safely allow, regardless of the posted speed limit. This is know as what?

3 Speed Limits in NJ 25 mph- Business\Residential Districts School Zones 35 mph- Business\Residential Districts 50 mph- All other roadways 55 mph- State Highways 65 mph- Certain Highways/Fines Doubled *Have you ever seen different speed limit signs ?

4 5/24/20154 Safe Corridors A “safe corridor” exists in Montgomery Route 206… FINES FOR ANY VIOLATIONS DOUBLE IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER IN A SAFE CORRIDOR…

5 Slowing Down Narrow/Winding Roads Intersections/Railroad Crossings Hills Sharp/Blind Curves Pedestrians/Driving Hazards Wet/Slippery Roads

6 Passing Make sure you have dotted lines and be familiar with the road you are driving on. All passes must be completed before the centerlines are solid again

7 When not to pass Hills and curves Intersections Railroad crossings Narrow bridges, underpasses, and tunnels Signs prohibit Vehicle stops for pedestrians

8 Driving too Slowly A larger concern on major highways than on back roads. NJ law prohibits blocking traffic by slow driving. Keep to the right except when passing. Yielding the right of way.

9 Intersections Controlled Intersections Uncontrolled Intersections Blind Intersections What do these terms mean??

10 Controlled Intersections

11 Uncontrolled Intersections

12 Blind Intersections

13 Highways, Parkways, and Turnpikes Entering- Acceleration Lanes Leaving- Deceleration Lanes Interchanges (cloverleafs)

14 Cloverleaf Interchange

15 Turning Regulations Right Turn on Red- Must Come to a complete stop first. Watch for No Turn On Red signs. NJ is a “Right on Red” State. When making turns you must use your turn signals 100 feet in advance. Rights and Lefts- Don’t cut into other lanes. When two cars are making left turns always turn front bumper to front bumper.

16 5/24/201516 Driving Towards a Curve?? SLOW DOWN BEFORE ENTERING THE CURVE!! Remember…Your car will want to go straight when you are driving into a curve…

17 Left Turn

18 Right Turns

19 Circle Intersections Common Sense must prevail at all times. Historical traffic patterns prevail. *Usually cars in the circle have the right of way.

20 Stopping Regulations Never attempt to beat a traffic light change. When you must stop- Intersections, red lights, officer orders, yielding situations, school buses,alleys and side streets, open bridges, pedestrians.

21 Stopping at Railroad Crossings Flashing lights and Crossbucks. Stop 15 feet from crossing when lights are flashing. If your car stalls on the tracks what do you do?

22 Stopping for Buses Stop 25 feet in front and back of the buses when the lights are flashing red. Bus stopped on a highway with a median- slow to 10 mph and continue. If bus is stopped in front of school, slow to 10 MPH

23 Frozen Dessert Truck Flashing Red Lights- Yield to pedestrians (watch out for children) No pedestrians - stop and drive past at no faster than 15 mph.

24 Emergency Vehicles Steer to extreme right of road and stop as soon as possible. Once vehicle passes keep 300 feet behind it. NJ “Move Over” Law- move to an adjacent lane if possible for emergency vehicles ^^NJ LAW – MUST OBEY THESE ^^

25 Lights Headlights must be used 1\2 hour after sunset and 1\2\ hour before sunrise and also during rain, snow and ice, storms, and when fog is present. Must be used when visibility is less than 500 feet. Bright and Dim- What’s the difference? Overhead lights- should not be used when car is in motion.

26 Parking Regulations-Where not to park Crosswalks Marked Construction Handicapped spots Interstate Highways Bus Stop Zones Driveways In Intersections 10 Feet of Fire Hydrant 25 Feet of Crosswalk 50 Feet of a Railroad Crossing 50 Feet of Stop Signs 20 Feet of driveway entrance of fire department 75 Feet opposite side of fire department Bridges Next to another car (double parking) Any place marked no parking

27 Littering $1000 fine for throwing dangerous objects out of your window. If car is moving your license could be suspended.

28 Cell Phones- July 1, 2004 May not use a hand held wireless phone on any public road. Fine is between $100 and $250 for breaking this law.

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