2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:3-76.2L - Use Of Securement Devices Required.
39:3-76.2l Use of securement devices required.
1. a. The driver of a passenger automobile shall secure or cause to be secured any passenger using a wheelchair in a properly adjusted and fastened wheelchair securement and occupant securement device. The securement devices shall be in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
For the purposes of this act, the term "passenger automobile" shall include vans, pick-up trucks, and utility vehicles.
b.A private entity which is primarily engaged in the business of providing transportation for passengers using wheelchairs shall secure or cause to be secured any passenger using a wheelchair using a properly adjusted and fastened four-point securement system. The private entity shall also properly secure any unoccupied wheelchair.
For the purposes of this subsection:
"Four-point securement system" means a complete four-point system that includes four wheelchair restraints to secure a wheelchair to the vehicle floor; a lap and shoulder belt that integrates to the rear wheelchair restraints; and floor anchorages installed in the vehicle floor.
L.2008, c.79, s.1; amended 2012, c.53, s.1.
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