Written Notice of Possible Vehicle Impoundment

The Attorney General has promulgated a uniform warning that is to be given to motorists who are charged with a violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-29 as a result of failing to produce valid proof of liability insurance. The warning reads as follows:

“You have been issued a Traffic Ticket charging you with failing to possess and exhibit an insurance identification card for the motor vehicle you were operating at that time, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-29. Within 24 hours of the time entered on the Traffic Ticket issued to you, N.J.S.A. 39:3-29.1a(a) requires you to present the insurance identification card or other satisfactory proof of insurance for this motor vehicle, to the law enforcement agency that issued that Traffic Ticket. If you do not comply with those requirements within 24 hours, the law enforcement agency may apply to the Court for a Warrant of impoundment of the motor vehicle you were operating at the time of the [sic] Traffic Ticket was issued. If the Court issues a Warrant of impoundment for the motor vehicle you were operating, that vehicle will be subject to immediate impoundment under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:3-29.1a(a). The registered owner of that motor vehicle will be responsible for the costs for removal and storage of that vehicle.”

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