October 13, 2019

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Proposal Seeks to Permanently Ban Big Rigs on Route 29 in Trenton

Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Mercer) has proposed a bill to ban big rigs on Route 29 in Trenton. As reported by the Trenton Times/NJ.com, trucks weighing more than 13 tons will no longer allowed on Rt. 29 in Trenton, with the exception of trucks making local deliveries within three miles. Trucks over 13 tons would be banned from traveling on Route 29 from I-95 in Ewing to Route 129 in Hamilton.

The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-0 for the bill. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote.

A 2002 traffic regulation already prohibits trucks weighing more than 13 tons from the section of Route 29 at issue — but the new bill would make it permanent. Traffic regulations are subject to change by the Department of Transportation.

Turner said that portion of Route 29 is a heavily traveled route that goes through residential and commercial areas in Trenton. She noted that trucks often carry hazardous materials that may be dangerous to other motorists and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Bryan M. Roberts is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident & Personal Injury Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of wrongful death and catastrophic personal injuries from automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as construction, product and premises liability claims. As a licensed commercial truck and motorcycle operator, Mr. Roberts has unique insight into crashes involving these vehicles.

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