If you have been pulled over and received a motor vehicle ticket, it is important that you hire an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney. It is important that you hire a lawyer in order to negotiate a favorable deal for you so that you get the best possible deal.
If you are a New Jersey Resident, speeding tickets and other offenses can accumulate on your motor vehicle record. If you have more than 8 points, you will have difficulties receiving insurance coverage and you will likely have to purchase insurance in an “assigned risk” plan.
The information below comes from the MVC website, as of February 2006. Please check that website to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
POINT SYSTEM The New Jersey point system in listed below.
MVC Surcharges If you are assigned points on your Driver License, you will have to pay point surcharges in addition to any court-imposed fines and penalties.
The table below (along with much of this content) is from the MVC website.
New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway 27:23-29 Moving against traffic 2 27:23-29 Improper passing 4 27:23-29 Unlawful use of median strip 2 All roads and highways 39:3-20 Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph 3 39:4-14.3 Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway 2 39:4-14.3d More than one person on a motorized bicycle 2 39:4-35 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk 2 39:4-36 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk 2 39:4- 41 Driving through safety zone 2 39:4-52 Racing on highway 5 39:4-55 Improper action or omission on grades and curves 2 39:4-57 Failure to observe direction of officer 2 39:4-66 Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk 2 39:4-66.1 Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway 2 39:4-66.2 Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal 2 39:4-71 Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk 2 39:4-80 Failure to obey direction of officer 2 39:4-81 Failure to observe traffic signals 2 39:4-82 Failure to keep right 2 39:4-82.1 Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider 2 39:4-83 Failure to keep right at intersection 2 39:4-84 Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction 5 39:4-85 Improper passing on right or off roadway 4 39:4-85.1 Wrong way on a one-way street 2 39:4-86 Improper passing in no passing zone 4 39:4-87 Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle 2 39:4-88 Failure to observe traffic lanes 2 39:4-89 Tailgating 5 39:4-90 Failure to yield at intersection 2 39:4-90.1 Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways 2 39:4-91-92 Failure to yield to emergency vehicles 2 39:4-96 Reckless driving 5 39:4-97 Careless driving 2 39:4-97a Destruction of agricultural or recreational property 2 39:4-97.1 Slow speed blocking traffic 2 39:4-97.2 Driving in an unsafe manner (points only assessed for the third or subsequent violation(s) within a five-year period.) 4 39:4-98 Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit 2 39:4-99 Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit 4 Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit 5 39:4-105 Failure to stop for traffic light 2 39:4-115 Improper turn at traffic light 3 39:4-119 Failure to stop at flashing red signal 2 39:4-122 Failure to stop for police whistle 2 39:4-123 Improper right or left turn 3 39:4-124 Improper turn from approved turning course 3 39:4-125 Improper U-turn 3 39:4-126 Failure to give proper signal 2 39:4-127 Improper backing or turning in street 2 39:4-127.1 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing 2 39:4-127.2 Improper crossing of bridge 2 39:4-128 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles 2 39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus 5 39:4-128.4 Improper passing of frozen dessert truck 4 39:4-129 Leaving the scene of an accident – No personal injury 2 Personal injury 8 39:4-144 Failure to observe stop or yield signs 2 39:5C-1 Racing on highway 5 39:5D-4 Moving violation out of state 2