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Chapter 4. Safe Driving Rules & Regulations. Speed Control. Speed Limits 25. Speed Limits 55. School zones, business or residential districts certain state highways

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chapter 4

Chapter 4

Safe Driving Rules & Regulations

speed control
Speed Control

Speed

Limits

25

Speed

Limits

55

School zones, business or residential districts

certain state highways

(as posted)

  • Suburban business and residential

certain interstate highways

(as posted)

  • Non-posted rural roadways
  • Motorists pay double fines for exceeding the 65 mph limit by 10 mph or more

Speed

Limits

35

Speed

Limits

65

Speed

Limits

50

nj speed limits
NJ speed Limits
  • Never drive faster than the weather, road or other conditions safely allow, regardless of the speed limit
  • Always slow down:
    • On narrow or winding roads
    • At intersections or railroad crossings
    • On hills
    • At sharp or blind curves
    • Where there are pedestrians or driving hazards
    • When the road is wet or slippery
passing
Passing

Pass only when the line is broken

( traffic traveling in both directions are allowed to pass)

pass only when safe
PASS ONLY WHEN SAFE

Most passing is done on the left!

Passing on the right is allowed only on:

  • Roads with more than one lane going in the same direction
  • If the car ahead is making a left and there is room to pass.
  • Never pass on the right shoulder of the road
a motorist should not pass
A motorist should not pass:
  • On a hill or a curve or at any time he/ she cannot see far enough ahead
  • At a street crossing or intersection
  • At a railroad crossing
  • On narrow bridges or in underpasses or tunnels
  • When a sign prohibits passing or center lines restrict passing
  • When behind a vehicle that has stopped to let a pedestrian cross
keep to the right
KEEP TO THE RIGHT

When driving, always keep to the right except when passing

yielding the right of way
YIELDING THE RIGHT- OF- WAY
  • Yield to the following:
    • Emergency vehicles
    • Busses
    • Postal vehicles
    • Other vehicles already in the intersection
    • Pedestrians
pedestrians
Pedestrians
  • NJ has experienced a large number of pedestrian injury crashes and fatalities.
  • Motorists should:
    • Watch Pedestrians when turning right on red
    • Obey Speed Limits
    • Be sure not to block or park in crosswalks
    • Be alert for pedestrians at all times.
    • Be aware of areas where pedestrians are most likely to appear (near schools, town centers, residential neighborhoods, parks.)
    • Never pass another vehicle that has stopped for pedestrian
  • Failure to stop carries a fine of up to:
    • $500
    • Up to 25 days in jail
    • Driving Suspension of up to 6 months
    • 2 Points on your license
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Note:

Driving on private property to avoid a traffic signal or sign is a motor vehicle violation.

2 Point Ticket

intersections
INTERSECTIONS

*An intersection is where two or more roads cross or merge at angles.

*Most collisions occur at intersections

Types of Intersections

  • Controlled
  • Uncontrolled
  • Blind
  • Traffic circle
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A single solid white line across a road at an intersection means that a motorist must stop behind the line for a traffic signal or stop

controlled intersections
Controlled Intersections
  • Intersections are controlled if there are traffic signals or signs.
  • A motorist MUST obey all signs and signals
  • At a multi – way stop, a motorist must yield
  • to the motorist on the RIGHT, if both
  • cars get there at the same time.
  • -They also need to yield to another
  • motorist stopped at the intersection

STOP

uncontrolled intersections
UNCONTROLLED INTERSECTIONS
  • An intersection with No traffic signals or signs!
  • When approaching an uncontrolled intersection a driver should slow down and be ready to stop if any traffic is coming from the right or left.
  • A motorist coming from a private road or driveway must yield to all traffic on the main road.
  • *As a general rule, the vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right.
blind
BLIND
  • Buildings, parked vehicles or bushes can obstruct a motorist’s line of sight.
  • What do you do???
    • A motorist should slow down or stop completely to make sure there is no cross traffic before proceeding.
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