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NJ Points for Traffic Tickets

Even a minor traffic infraction can result in big penalties, including expensive fines and points on your license. Worse yet, traffic points can add up quickly because many NJ traffic officers will cite drivers for multiple violations on the same traffic stop. The best way to protect your license and keep your insurance rates low is to speak with a knowledgeable traffic defense lawyer immediately.

The traffic ticket defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm represent clients throughout Essex County, NJ, including Irvington, Orange, and Verona. We understand that you need to keep your driver’s license. That’s why we will fight to minimize the consequences of your traffic charges and do everything possible to win your case. In many cases, we are able to get the charges dismissed or downgraded to lesser traffic offenses so that our clients’ receive minimum points on their licenses. Call us now at 201-654-3464 to speak with a member of our traffic defense team.

New Jersey Traffic Points

If you are convicted of a moving violation in New Jersey, the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will penalize you by adding points to your driving record. The MVC has established the following point schedule for moving and non-moving violation on the streets and highways of New Jersey. If you accumulate 10–12 points on your license, the MVC may place an administrative suspension on your license.

N.J.S.A.                    Offense                                                Points

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 committed out-of-state

2

Essex County Traffic Points Affect Your Insurance

Even a single traffic ticket can cause your insurance premiums to go through the roof. Some of the most common traffic tickets that will result in increased auto insurance rates include:

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The lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm understand that the NJ Traffic Point system can wreak havoc on your auto insurance rates. That’s why we will do everything possible to ensure that a traffic ticket does not ruin your driver’s abstract and cause your insurance to skyrocket. Call us today at 201-654-3464, or email us to arrange a meeting at our office in Newark, NJ.

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