Friday, July 25, 2008

39:3B-25. School bus driver using cell phone

Fine ranging from $250-$500. For information regarding points or surcharges contact the Motor Vehicle Commission. For information about car insurance eligibility and points contact your car insurance company or the New Jersey Department of Insurance.
1. a. It shall be unlawful for the driver of a school bus, as defined in R.S.39:1-1, to use a cellular or other wireless telephone while operating the school bus.

b. The prohibition contained in subsection a. of this section shall not apply:

(1) when the school bus is parked in a safe area off of a highway; or

(2) in an emergency situation.

c. A person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $250 or more than $500.

d. No motor vehicle points or automobile insurance eligibility points pursuant to section 26 of P.L.1990, c.8 (C.17:33B-14) shall be assessed for this offense.

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