NJ emergency notification registry plan advances
Posted by lakewood246 in Local News on Dec 12th, 2010
TRENTON, N.J. – (AP) — A New Jersey senate panel approves a proposed voluntary registry that would be used to notify family members when someone is involved in a serious auto accident.
The measure, known as “Sara’s Law,” would allow those with New Jersey driver’s licenses or state-issued identification cards to electronically submit the name and telephone number of an emergency contact to the Motor Vehicle Commission.
If the person is killed, incapacitated or seriously injured in an accident, law enforcement personnel would use the registry to notify the emergency contact.
The bill was unanimously approved by the Assembly in June, and the Senate’s Transportation Committee passed it in September. It was then sent to the senate’s Budget and Appropriations Committee, which recently gave its approval.