2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2C:40-24 - "Traffic control preemption device" defined; possession, certain, unlawful, violations, penalties.
2C:40-24 "Traffic control preemption device" defined; possession, certain, unlawful, violations, penalties.
2. a. As used in this section:
"Traffic control preemption device" means an infrared transmitter or other device which transmits an infrared beam, radio wave or other signal designed to change, alter, or disrupt in any manner the normal operation of a traffic control signal.
b.It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly possess a traffic control preemption device.
c.The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) emergency services personnel which shall include, but not be limited to, any paid or volunteer fireman, any person engaged in emergency first-aid or medical services and any law enforcement officer, while in the actual performance of that person's official duties, or (2) an employee or agent of a traffic control preemption device manufacturer or retailer in the course of his employment in providing, selling, manufacturing, or transporting a traffic control preemption device to emergency services personnel listed in this subsection.
d.Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000. Any such civil penalty imposed may be collected with costs in a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). The Superior Court and the municipal court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999" in connection with this section.
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