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The beach season is approaching fast. Jersey Shore towns are preparing, so here are 3 new laws you need to know about.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, new policies are constantly popping up, and a few new ones just dropped. Public safety has always been a concern for beach towns. These new laws are fully in the interest of that philosophy.

Each Summer season, new problems crop up in these towns that inconvenience the general public. Municipalities take note of these things and create laws to make these popular vacation spots safer and more fun for all.

Be sure to stay up-to-date on these important ordinances so you don’t come face-to-face with issues. After all, facing fines and violations would be a really quick way to suck the fun out of your beach time.

There are 3 new laws that we felt like you needed to know. They are in major beach towns and are violations that you may commit unknowingly or accidentally during your stay. We’re looking out for you so you don’t have a bad time down the shore. These are need-to-know rules that will change a small piece of your beach day, so pay attention!

Here are the laws you need to know:

  • Ocean City "Breach Of Peace" Violations

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    There is already a curfew for people under 17 in Ocean City. But now, police can detain underage people for “breach of peace” offenses. These offenses include violations like breaking curfew, making excessive noise, and loud, indecent, or offensive activity. Basically, police can bring underage people to the police station to call their parent or guardian. Teens will not be arrested or charged for this, though.

  • Backpacks In Sea Isle City


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    Sea Isle City is enforcing a new rule for everyone that bans bags larger than 8 inches by 6 inches by 8 inches from the Promenade boardwalk, beaches, and beachside streets between 10 pm and 1 am This is only in effect during the Summer beach season. This is to quell cases of teens transporting beer, liquor, or weapons.

  • Parking In Seaside Heights

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    Seaside Heights borough passed an ordinance requiring drivers to pull “head-in” when parking in diagonally angled parking spots.  Meaning your back bumper has to be facing out of the spot. Why?  Some drivers back into the angled parking spots, but it leads to accidents and increased traffic. If you break this rule, police can issue a ticket.

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