The commissioner shall enforce the provisions of sections 39:3-12, 39:3-13 and 39:3-15 to 39:3-17 of this Title, and shall have the power to suspend the operating privilege of all, a class, or a part of any class of motor vehicles and motor-drawn vehicles registered in another State, Territory, Federal district of the United States or province of the Dominion of Canada, or foreign country, when, in his judgment, any such State, Territory, Federal district or foreign country prohibits the free operation therein of a class or part of any class of motor vehicles or motor-drawn vehicles belonging to residents of this State and which have been properly registered in accordance with the laws of this State. The commissioner shall also have power to suspend, for violation of any of the provisions of this subtitle, or on other reasonable grounds, the operating privilege of any motor vehicle or motor-drawn vehicle belonging to a nonresident. In suspending any such operating privilege, the commissioner shall notify the official or body performing the registration duty in the State, Territory, Federal district of the United States or province of the Dominion of Canada, or foreign country, in which the nonresident resides of such action, give public notice of the same and cause the police authorities to be notified. If any such motor vehicle or motor-drawn vehicle whose operating privilege has been suspended shall thereafter be driven in this State, such driving shall constitute a violation of section 39:3-4 of this Title, and the driver of any such vehicle shall be subject to the penalty prescribed in said section 39:3-4.
Amended by L.1939, c. 79, p. 132, s. 2.