New Jersey’s Safe Passing Law went into effect on March 1, 2022 (NJSA 39:4-92.4). The law provides clear rules of the road for all motorists when interacting with vulnerable road users(people on foot, bicycle, scooter, in a wheelchair, or otherwise not in a car, bus, or truck). Check out (or download and print out) our Fact Sheet explaining the new law!
This new law aims to prevent the near misses, injuries and deaths that can occur when motorists pass cyclists, pedestrians, or other vulnerable road users. The law contributes to a cultural shift toward safer travel habits by reinforcing the right to the road for people on foot, wheelchair, bicycle, or scooter. The law also underscores the responsibility for those driving fast, heavy vehicles to be cautious around vulnerable road users, who could be their friends, family, or neighbors.