Child Seat Installation
The Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department invites all borough residents to take advantage of a new free service provided by the Traffic Bureau. Lt. Wanamaker and Sgt. Minchin are certified child restraint technicians and will install and inspect all infant and child restraints. This service is provided free of charge by appointment only. To make an appointment contact Sgt. LaCroix, Ptl. Leonard or Ptl. Kirsch at 201-652-1700.
Borough Ordinance (417:79-2C) prohibits overnight parking on all streets in the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus from 4:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. Permission to park overnight may be granted only under special circumstances. Circumstances include overnight guests, driveway construction, disabled vehicles, dumpsters in driveway. Permission will only be granted as an occasional courtesy to residents. If parking in the street is needed for an extended period of time the Chief of Police must grant permission. To receive permission for overnight parking contact the police department at 201-652-1700. There will be absolutely no permission for overnight parking when inclement weather is either in progress or expected, other arrangements must be made.
The police department is aware of the parking problem that exists in the central business district. We ask that all shoppers and merchants kindly pay attention to the time limit signs as posted. Thank you for your cooperation.
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39:4-97.3 Use of Hands-Free Wireless Telephone in A Moving Vehicle:
1. a. The use of a wireless telephone by an operator of a moving motor vehicle on a public road or highway shall be unlawful except when the telephone is a hands-free wireless telephone, provided that its placement does not interfere with the operation of federally required safety equipment and the operator exercises a high degree of caution in the operation of the motor vehicle.
b. The operator of a motor vehicle may use a hand-held wireless telephone while driving with one hand on the steering wheel only if:
(1) The operator has reason to fear for his life or safety, or believes that a criminal act may be perpetrated against himself or another person; or
(2) The operator is using the telephone to report to appropriate authorities a fire, a traffic accident, a serious road hazard or medical or hazardous materials emergency, or to report the operator of another motor vehicle who is driving in a reckless, careless or otherwise unsafe manner or who appears to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A hand-held wireless telephone user's telephone records or the testimony or written statements from appropriate authorities receiving such calls shall be deemed sufficient evidence of the existence of all lawful calls made under this paragraph.
As used in this act, "hands-free wireless telephone" means a mobile telephone that has an internal feature or function, or that is equipped with an attachment or addition, whether or not permanently part of such mobile telephone, by which a user engages in a conversation without the use of either hand; provided, however, this definition shall not preclude the use of either hand to activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of the telephone.
"Use" of a wireless telephone shall include, but not be limited to, talking or listening to another person on the telephone.
c. Enforcement of this act by State or local law enforcement officers shall be accomplished only as a secondary action when the operator of a motor vehicle has been detained for a violation of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes or another offense.
d. A person who violates this section shall be fined no less than $100 or more than $250.
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Yield To Pedestrians
Under 39:4-36, The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as crosswalks when the movement is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise prohibited by Municipal, County, or State regulation, and except where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the diver to yield. Nothing contained herein shall relieve a pedestrian from using due care for his safety
Whenever any vehicle is stopped to permt a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass suck stopped vehicle.
Please remember to drive safely and defensively. Don't Drink and Drive!