2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:5F-4 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 39:5F-4 (2016) What's This?

39:5F-4. Definitions
As used in this compact:

a. "Citation" means any summons, ticket, or other official document issued by a police officer for a traffic violation, containing an order which requires the motorist to respond;

b. "Collateral" means any cash or other security deposited to secure an appearance for trial, following the issuance by a police officer of a citation for a traffic violation;

c. "Compliance" means the act of answering a citation, summons or subpena through appearance at court, or payment of fines and costs, or both;

d. "Court" means a court of law or traffic tribunal;

e. "Driver's license" means any license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle issued under the laws of the home jurisdiction;

f. "Home jurisdiction" means the jurisdiction that issued the driver's license of the traffic violator;

g. "Issuing jurisdiction" means the jurisdiction in which the traffic citation was issued to the motorist;

h. "Jurisdiction" means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Provinces of Canada, or other countries;

i. "Motorist" means a driver of a motor vehicle operating in a party jurisdiction other than the home jurisdiction;

j. "Personal recognizance" means an agreement by a motorist made at the time of issuance of the traffic citation that he will comply with the terms of that traffic citation;

k. "Police officer" means any individual authorized by the party jurisdiction to issue a citation for a traffic violation;

l. "Terms of the citation" means those options expressly stated upon the citation.

L.1983, c. 46, s. 4, eff. Jan. 28, 1983.

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