Sunday, March 15, 2015

NJ Points in Motor Vehicle Violations

        NJ Points in Motor Vehicle Violations
       Motor vehicle violations and criminal charges can cost you.  If you plead guilty by mail or in court for almost all traffic tickets, you will have to pay fines in court and will later receive points on your driver’s license. Both the DMV/MVC and your car insurance company will impose surcharges and eligibility points for three years.
Compiled by  the Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen

N.J.A.C. 13:-10.1 Point Assessment
         Any person who is convicted of any of the following offenses, including offenses committed while operating a motorized bicycle, shall be assessed points for each conviction in accordance with the following schedule:

N.J.S.A. Statutory Violation             Description                                                      Points                                                                                                                                                                 
39:4-14.3   Operating motorized bicycle on restricted highway                         2
39:4-14.3d  More than 1 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 or 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 directions of officer.                                         2
39:4-66      Failure to stop 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 private property to avoid traffic signal or stop sign      2
39:4-71      Improper driving on sidewalk                                                          2
39:4-80      Failure to obey direction of officer                                                 2
39:4-81      Failure to observe traffic signal                                                     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 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 one-way street                                                          2
39:4-86      Improper passing, in "No Passing" zone                                            4
39:4-87      Failure to yield to overtake 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 highway              2
39:4-91,     Failure to yield to emergency vehicle                                              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
39:4-98 or  Speeding up to 14 mph above limit                                             2                                             
39:4-99      Speeding 15-29 mph above limit                                                      4
                   Speeding 30 mph or more above limit                                              5
39:4-105    Failure to stop at 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 turn 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                           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 scene of accident- No injuries                                            2
39:4-129    Personal Injury                                                                                8
39:4-144    Failure to observe of stop or yield signs                                         2
39:5D-4      Moving violation out-of-state                                                          2

27:23-29    Moving against traffic-NJ Turnpike., Garden State Pkwy. and
                   Atlantic City Expressway                                                                2
27:23-29    Improper passing-NJ Tpke., Garden State Pkwy. and Atlantic City
                    Expressway                                                                                    4
27:23-29    Unlawful use of median strip-NJ Tpke., Garden State Pkwy. and
                   Atlantic City Expressway                                                                2
39:3-20      Operating Constructor vehicle in excess of 30 mph                         3

         DWI, Driving While Suspended, No insurance, unlicensed driver and other violations also have both MVC/DMV surcharges and car insurance surcharges/ increases. More details at