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East Amwell .....
a safer place to ride.

Ride on the roads?
Watch this Public Service video to educate drivers on how to safely pass horses on the road.
video

 39:4–72. Operating Motor Vehicle Near  Horses;  
                Violation and Penalties
  1. When approaching or passing a person riding or driving a horse, a person driving a motor vehicle shall reduce the vehicle’s speed to a rate not exceeding 25 miles an hour and proceed with caution. At the request of or upon a signal by putting up the hand or otherwise, from a person riding or driving a horse in the opposite direction, the motor vehicle driver shall cause the motor vehicle to stop and remain stationary so long as may be necessary to allow the horse to pass.
  2. The administrator shall include in the New Jersey Driver’s Manual information explaining the requirements of subsection a. of this section and cautioning licensees on the need to exercise caution when operating a motor vehicle near horses.
  3. A person who violates subsection a. of this section shall be subject to a fine of $150.



New Jersey Law
   Warning under New Jersey Law, an equestrian
   area operator is not liable for an injury to or the
   death of a participant in equine animal activities
   resulting from the inherent risks of equine
animal activities, pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 287.

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AVTA Donation to 4H

The AVTA has donated $1,000. to the HE club for
the purchase of two new horse stalls at the
Fairgrounds. A recognition plaque to the AVTA
will be displayed on the stalls.
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