MONTCLAIR, NJ (PIX11)—Drivers be warned. New Jersey is implementing an odd-and-even license plate system for gas and diesel fuel.
Motorists will get gas based on the last digit or letter of their license plate. Cars with odd number plates can get gas on odd number days. Those with even numbers can get gas on even days.
According to a release from Governor Christie's office, the last digit on the license plate would determine whether it is odd or even (ignoring any letters that follow). Any specialized plates or plates, or those not displaying a number, will be considered odd-numbered plates.
See the executive order from Governor Christie
See the government press release
Governor Christie ordered that 12 counties in New Jersey put the system in place: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
Montclair Township Council passed an ordinance specifying that license plates ending in letters A-M would be considered odd, while letters N-Z would be considered even.
Christie has empowered all 12 counties to enact the odd-even ration system, but residents are encouraged to check with their individual municipality for further details as there may be variations, such as in Montclair Township.
The odd-even system will be in place as of noon on Saturday.