a. As used in this act:
(1) "Public entity" means the State, and any county, municipality, district, or political subdivision and any authority, agency, board or body thereof.
(2) "Public road or highway" means every street, road or highway open to the use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel.
(3) "Private entity" means any entity other than a public entity with jurisdiction over a road or highway in the State open to the use of the public.
b. Any towing service under contract to a public or private entity to tow disabled motor vehicles which, after being called upon to remove a disabled motor vehicle, fails to remove from public roads or highways any motor vehicle debris or material in the area surrounding that vehicle shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $50.00 if the debris or material is likely to cause injury to a person operating a motor vehicle or substantial damage to another motor vehicle. A towing service shall not be required to remove any debris or material which may be hazardous such as oil, gasoline, kerosene or other petroleum or chemical products, or debris or material which the service is not equipped to remove.
L.1983, c. 271, s. 1, eff. July 18, 1983.