New Jersey bill intended to curb uninsured drivers

| 7/8/2005

If a pair of New Jersey lawmakers get their way, uninsured drivers could lose their vehicle if pulled over by police.

Democratic Assemblymen Douglas Fisher of Cumberland and John Burzichelli of Gloucester have introduced a measure intended to help police keep motorists from driving uninsured, unregistered vehicles in the state.

The bill would permit police to have an uninsured vehicle removed from a roadway and be impounded. Currently, an officer may have an unregistered vehicle impounded. However, doing the same to an uninsured vehicle is not allowed.

While uninsured vehicles are often also unregistered, this bill is intended to clear up any uncertainty in the law.

A4212 is in the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.