Vehicle Limitations

Date: 30 Jan 2012 | posted in: Energy, environment | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New Jersey was first state in the country to ban large tractor-trailers from its state roads and highways. The restriction, went into effect in July 1999, confined large trucks (more than 102 inches wide) that were not doing business in the state to interstate highways and a system of major highways and connector roads. Other cities have begun charging increased fees for vehicles that have larger environmental impacts.

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Fees – Washington, DC

In December 2004 the Washington, DC adopted the Department of Motor Vehicle’s Reform Amendment Act, which is intended to encourage the use of hybrid cars and discourage the use of SUVs. Underthe new Act, owners of hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles are no longer required to pay an excise tax and their registration fee is cut in half.  Heavy passenger vehicles, on the other hand, must pay an increased excise tax of 8% (up from 7%) and an increased registration fee.

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Tractor-trailer Ban on Local Roads – New Jersey

New Jersey was first state in the country to ban large tractor-trailers from its state roads and highways. The restriction, went into effect in July 1999, confined large trucks (more than 102 inches wide) that were not doing business in the state to interstate highways and the National Network, a system of major highways and connector roads.… Read More

Vehicle Limitations – NJ

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman issued the ban through an emergency order in July 1999, announcing that "Large trucks that are not doing business in New Jersey have no business using local roads in New Jersey." The order was followed by permanent regulations in September, and on January 13, 2000, she signed companion legislation that lays out the penalties for truckers found breaking the new rules: $400 for a first offense, $700 for a second infraction and then $1,000 for every violation afterward.… Read More

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