Ocean County has slightly modified the “no stopping or standing” traffic regulation for Hooper Avenue in Brick, the first update of the traffic code for the road since 1974.
According to the new regulations, passed Wednesday afternoon by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, no stopping or standing will be permitted on either side of the road from a point 700 feet south of the southerly curb line of Cedar Bridge Avenue. Additionally, no stopping or standing will be permitted from Hooper’s intersection with Mantoloking Road to the easterly curb line of Brick Boulevard.
The 1974 regulations held that no stopping or standing was permitted between the same point, 700 feet south of the southerly curb line of Cedar Bridge, and a point 1,000 feet north of Cedar Bridge.
New Jersey’s “no stopping or standing” law means drivers cannot legally stop their car in a roadway except for emergency reasons or under the direction of a police officer. Further, the law means drivers cannot stop – even momentarily – to allow a person to exit or enter a vehicle.