TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There’s legislation in the New Jersey State House which would give police more power to ticket drivers if their vehicle lights are out.
Following passage in a state Senate committee, the bill now goes to the full Senate to vote on whether to give police the option to cite drivers for having any non-working vehicle lights, including the third brake light in the rear window.
“They’re much easier to see than the tail lights under many conditions, so keeping it in repair makes driving safer,” North Bergen State Sen. Nicholas Sacco told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney. “It doesn’t have to be a ticket. It’s officer’s discretion under those conditions, just as it would be for a tail light.”