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New Jersey Laws

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nnjplow845, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. nnjplow845

    nnjplow845 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they know the laws for New jersey with having strobes and amber lights on their truck for plowing. I got stopped last year and was told that i needed them even though i only do residential and bussiness. i spoke to some people and i have gotten mixed awnsers on weather i need to have a permit from the state to have the lights on my truck. if anyone has any clues please tell thanks
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2009
  2. MK-X

    MK-X Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    yes absolutely you need an amber light permit. go online to the state mvc and download the form.Get it filled out and signed by your town police chief, if he deems it necessary that you have one, then send it to the state, with a letter explaining what you need it for.Usually, they only give you one if you plow for a state or municipal contract, or are a towtruck. it took me 1 year and 3 letters, to haul oversize loads. Commercial plates required and you better have the permit to show bergen county police. GOOD LUCK!
  3. nnjplow845

    nnjplow845 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    That's another gray area because I don't have a contract with the town or the government. My truck that is used is my personal one so it's not commercial. With these things I have been told by someone that the state won't give me a permit.
  4. MK-X

    MK-X Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    doubt youl get it.
  5. snowjunkie

    snowjunkie Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 4

    NJ amber light permit application

    Here is the link to the NJ DMV amber light permit application.
    Says you must have a municipal / government contract to be elidgable and have chief of police sign it.

  6. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    I hate to open a bigger can of worms here, but is your personal vehicle covered by your commercial auto policy? If not, I'd forget worrying about an amber light and get yourself covered!!
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    why you got stopped on private property anyway ?

    I use my ambers for years and never had a problem so far

    you can try getting the light permit from your local dmv even tho I doubt it will keep u out of trouble having strobes or light bar on the street unless you are doing public streets with a contract

    I work for the DMV inspection facility and if you have an emergency light u must have a permit to pass inspection
  8. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Wow, Glad I dont live in Jersey.....Talk about lame.
    93dodgew250cummins likes this.
  9. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    yea thats NJ
    93dodgew250cummins likes this.
  10. C.Solan

    C.Solan Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Where i am as long as there is snow on the ground the cops wont care. Im in central jersey
    93dodgew250cummins likes this.
  11. MK-X

    MK-X Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    stay there.
  12. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Yep- if you're in Bergen- forget about it- they'll pull you over for looking at a county cop wrong

    MK-X Where in Bergen are you? I'm near Mahwah
  13. MK-X

    MK-X Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I'm in Carlstadt.
  14. dannyslawn

    dannyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    F- New Jersey knock on wood I'd never had a problem with not having an amber light.
  15. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  16. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    LED's are great now I am not from NJ but i would guess that if your on private property and had them activated that they couldn't ticket you once you leave private property you shut them off they are grey
  17. 93dodgew250cummins

    93dodgew250cummins Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Not positive but I believe it's NOT illegal to own and use an amber emergency light on PRIVATE PROPERTY without a permit here in NJ and probably most states.
    Which is probably what most people are using them for in their pick-ups. Now if you try and use them on a public road then you DEFINITELY need a permit. I'm not even sure it's ILLEGAL to have it on the truck as long as it's off while on public roads. You might need to look that one up. Worst case just cover it with something or take it off the truck between jobs.
    And as far as DMV goes anything like that you just take off the truck when going thru inspection. I learned years ago that anything whatsoever that could potentially give you an issue you take off the vehicle beforehand. They can get absolutely insane with stupid stuff and it will make you want to choke the guy there so don't even put yourself in that position.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017