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39:3-17 Failure to possess driver's license or registration (non-resident motorists)

Full Statute Text:

The touring privileges allowed by R.S. 39:3-15 are also extended to any nonresident chauffeur or driver who has complied with the law of his resident state, or country, with respect to the licensing of drivers or chauffeurs. No such nonresident shall operate a motor vehicle registered under the laws of this State unless he is seventeen years of age or over. No nonresident shall be permitted to avail himself of the right of driving a New Jersey registered vehicle under his reciprocity privilege unless he is a holder of a driver's license from the state, or country, in which he resides. A nonresident shall, at all times while operating a motor vehicle in this State under this reciprocity provision, have in his possession the registration certificate of the car which he shall be then operating and his driver's license, and shall exhibit them to a police officer or judge who, in the performance of the duties of his office, shall request the same. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than sixty days.