State News

MVC Unveils its New Line of NASCAR®-Themed License Plates

WALL TOWNSHIP –Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez today joined NASCAR driver Ryan Truex, the Truex family and others in the racing community at Wall Stadium to unveil the state’s new line of NASCAR-themed license plates.

Wal-Mart Agrees To Settlement Resolving 2008 Lawsuit

NEWARK – Wal-Mart, following a finding that it sold or offered to sell expired infant formula and non-prescription drugs to consumers, has entered into settlement with the state to pay $775,000 and revise its business practices to comply with state laws and regulations, under terms of a Final Consent Judgment that resolves a 2008 lawsuit.

Turnpike Authority Outlines Reforms In Wake Of Comptroller’s Audit

TRENTON – Following the State Comptroller’s release of a scathing audit of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority yesterday, Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson and Executive Director Ronnie Hakim outlined a series of reform measures the agency is implementing to combat abuse and improve efficiency in accordance with best public agency practices.

New Law Requires Motorists To Clear All Snow From Vehicles Prior To Driving

TRENTON – It may seem early to think about snowstorms, but highway safety and law enforcement officials are reminding New Jersey motorists that a new law goes into effect today requiring that all ice and snow be removed from a vehicle before traveling on New Jersey’s roadways. Failure to do so can result in a citation and fine.

Jersey Drivers Say Teens Should Practice More

STATE — New Jersey drivers favor some additional requirements for new drivers. According to a study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety, five of six Garden State drivers (83%) support requiring teenagers to log 50 practice hours with an experienced driver before getting a license.

Buono Introduces Legislation To Prevent Privacy Abuse Of Cell Phone Tracking Capabilities

TRENTON – Monday, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) introduced legislation to require cell phone companies to disable a cell phone’s global positioning system (GPS) function at the customer’s request – a concern highlighted by a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on instances of misusing cell phone tracking technology.