NEW JERSEY STATE BLUE/RED LIGHT LAW
Under NEW JERSEY STATE LAW, drivers of non-emergency vehicles shall yield the right of way to the vehicle of any member of a volunteer fire company or a volunteer first aid squad or rescue squad displaying emergency warning lights as in the same manner as authorized emergency vehicles (N.J.S.A. 39:4-92).
Drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles, tow trucks and other highway safety vehicles displaying red, blue and/or amber flashing lights must now move over one lane or, if not safe to move over, then slow down below the posted speed limit.
WHAT THIS MEANS:
- You MUST pull over to the side of the road close to the right hand curb.
- Don’t block any intersections.
- Don’t follow emergency vehicles closer than 300 feet.
- Don’t park closer than 200 feet.
- Failure to yield is punishable under New Jersey State Law as a Moving Violation.
- Points and fines are possible if convicted.