2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 39:3-71 - Mirrors

NJ Rev Stat § 39:3-71 (2013) What's This?

39:3-71. Mirrors
Every motor vehicle shall have rear view mirrors so located and angled as to give the driver adequate rear view vision. Every passenger automobile manufactured after January 1, 1965 and registered in this State, shall be equipped with an interior mirror and an exterior mirror on the driver's side. On and after January 1, 1965, every commercial motor vehicle registered in this State, other than a trailer or semitrailer, shall be equipped with an interior mirror and an exterior mirror on the driver's side, except that every such vehicle so constructed or loaded as to obstruct or obscure a rear view from an interior mirror shall, in lieu of an interior mirror, be equipped with an exterior mirror on the side of the vehicle opposite the driver's side. The director may by regulation establish other mirror requirements for special or unusual types of vehicles. Any person operating a motor vehicle without the equipment prescribed by this section shall, on conviction, be fined as provided in Revised Statutes 39:3-79.

Amended by L.1964, c. 119, s. 1.

39:3-71.1 Electronic rear back-up monitoring device, crossview mirror required on certain commercial delivery vehicles.

1. a. Every delivery van or truck registered in this State with a cube-style, walk-in cargo box up to 18 feet long that is used in the commercial delivery of goods and services shall be equipped with either an electronic rear backup monitoring device or a rear crossview mirror located at the top left rear corner of the cargo box. The mirror shall be convex and located to reflect to the vehicle operator an unobstructed, overall view of the lower six feet of the entire rear width of the van or truck body.

b.The director may adopt regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) necessary to implement the provisions of this act.


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