Did you know: In NJ, if a road has no or very little shoulder a bicyclist may occupy the lane of traffic and automobiles must treat the cyclist like another vehicle. #CyclingLawNJ
Bicycling in New Jersey is regulated under Title 39 of the Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation laws.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-14.1 Rights and Duties of Persons on Bicycles:
Every person riding a bicycle on a roadway is granted all the rights and subject to all of the duties of the motor vehicle driver.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-14.2, 39:4-10.11 Operating Regulations:
Every person riding a bicycle on a roadway shall ride as near to the right roadside as practicable exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction. A bicyclist may move left under any of the following conditions: 1) To make a left turn from a left turn lane or pocket; 2) To avoid debris, drains, or other hazardous conditions on the right; 3) To pass a slower moving vehicle; 4) To occupy any available lane when traveling at the same speed as other traffic; 5) To travel no more than two abreast when traffic is not impeded, but otherwise ride in single file. Every person riding a bicycle shall ride in the same direction as vehicular traffic.