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Motor Vehicle Points

Motor Vehicle Points In New Jersey

Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyers Protect the Rights Of Those Issued Motor Vehicle Points In Camden County, Burlington County, and Gloucester County, New Jersey 

Some traffic offenses bring Motor Vehicle Points on your drivers’ licenses. As more points are accumulated, there are additional penalties such as the suspension of a drivers’ license or surcharges. The skilled criminal defense lawyers at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC protect the rights of those individuals who are issued motor vehicle points on their driver’s licenses. 

How Motor Vehicle Points Are Assessed In New Jersey

In New Jersey, each motor vehicle violation is assigned a certain number of points, which are assigned as follows:

Violations On The Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, And Atlantic City Expressway

The following lists the violation and the related motor vehicle points:

  • Unlawful use of median strip — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 27:23-29)
  • Improper passing — 4 points  (NJSA Violation 27:23-29)
  • Moving against traffic — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 27:23-29)

Violations On All Roads And Highways

The following lists the violation and the related motor vehicle points:

  • Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph — 3 points (NJSA Violation 39:3–20)
  • Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway — 2 points (NJSA Violation 39:4–14.3)
  • More than one person on a motorized bicycle — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–14.3d)
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk — 2 points (NJSA Violation 39:4–35) 
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in a crosswalk — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–36)  
  • Driving through a safety zone — 2 points (NJSA Violation 39:4– 41)
  • Racing on a highway — 5 points (NJSA Violation 39:4-52)
  • Improper action or omission on grades and curves — 2 points (NJSA Violation 39:4–55)
  • Failure to observe the direction of an officer — 2 points   (NJSA Violation 39:4–57)
  • Failure to stop vehicle before a pedestrian has crossed the sidewalk — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–66)
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway — 2 points (NJSA Violation 39:4–66.1)
  • Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–66.2)
  • Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–71)
  • Failure to obey the direction of an officer — 2 points   (NJSA Violation 39:4–80) Failure to observe traffic signals — 2 points (NJSA Violation 39:4–81)
  • Failure to keep right — 2 points (NJSA Violation 39:4–82)
  • Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–82.1)
  • Failure to keep right at an intersection  — 2 points    (NJSA Violation 39:4–83)
  • Failure to pass to the right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction — 5 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–84)
  • Improper passing on the right or off roadway — 4 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–85)
  • Wrong way on a one-way street  — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–85.1)
  • Improper passing in no passing zone   — 4 points  (NJAA Violation 39:4–86)
  • Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–87)
  • Failure to observe traffic lanes — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–88)
  • Tailgating — 5 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–89)
  • Failure to yield at an intersection — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–90)
  • Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–90.1)
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicles — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–91–92)
  • Reckless driving — 5 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–96)
  • Careless driving — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–97)
  • Destruction of agricultural or recreational property — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–97a)
  • Slow speed blocking traffic — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–97.1)
  • Driving in an unsafe manner (points only for third or subsequent offense within five years of most recent 39:4-97.2 conviction) — 4 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–97.2)
  • Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over the limit — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–98)
  • Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over the limit — 4 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–98)
  • Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over the limit — 5 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–98)
  • Failure to stop for traffic light — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–105)
  • Improper turn at a traffic light — 3 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–115)
  • Failure to stop at flashing red signal — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–119)
  • Failure to stop for police whistle — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–122)
  • Improper right or left turn — 3 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–123)
  • Improper turn from approved turning course — 3 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–124)
  • Improper U-turn — 3 points   (NJSA Violation 39:4–125)
  • Failure to give proper signal — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–126)
  • Improper backing or turning in the street — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–127)
  • Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing — 2 points   (NJSA Violation 39:4–127.1)
  • Improper crossing of a bridge — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–127.2) 
  • Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–128)
  • Improper passing of school bus — 5 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–128.1)
  • Improper passing of frozen dessert truck — 4 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–128.4)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident with no personal injury — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–129)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident with a personal injury  — 8 points (NJSA Violation 39:4–129)
  • Failure to observe stop or yield signs — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:4–144)
  • Racing on a highway — 5 points  (NJSA Violation 39:5C–1)
  • Moving violation committed out-of-state — 2 points  (NJSA Violation 39:5D–4)  

If a driver accumulates six Motor Vehicle Points within three years from their last posted violation, the driver faces a surcharge by the Motor Vehicle Commission at a rate of $150 for up to three years and an additional $25 per year per additional point.

Experienced Motor Vehicle Defense Attorneys Offer Free Consultation

Are you worried about the effect that a traffic ticket for an offense involving points will have on your license? Wondering what this means going forward? The experienced motor vehicle defense attorneys at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC offer a free consultation — we answer your questions, explain your rights, and discuss your legal options. Schedule your confidential consultation today by contacting our office.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Points In New Jersey

FAQ: At what point level is a drivers’ license suspended in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, once you have accumulated 12 or more points on your drivers’ license, your driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of 180 days.

FAQ: Can Motor Vehicle Points be removed from my drivers’ license?

Yes. In New Jersey, Motor Vehicle Points come off your driver’s at a rate of 3 points per year if you do not have any violations or suspensions.

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