A person who drives a vehicle heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of reckless driving and be punished by imprisonment in the county or municipal jail for a period of not more than 60 days, or by a fine of not less than $50.00 or more than $200.00, or both.
On a second or subsequent conviction he shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500, or both.
39:4-96 Reckless driving First offense: Fine or
imprisonment not exceeding 60
days, or both
fines $50 $200 plus court costs and possible non renewal by car insurance
NJ MVC points39:4-96 Reckless driving
Plus 5 car insurance points
Plus Judge can suspend license
Judge Can Suspend DL for Willful Traffic Offense.
State v. Moran 202 NJ 311 (2010)
The license suspension provision of N.J.S.A. 39:5-31, which is published in the Motor Vehicle Code of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated, is not “hidden,” and defendant, like all motorists, is presumed to know the law. To ensure that license suspensions meted out pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:5-31 are imposed in a reasonably fair and uniform manner, so that similarly situated defendants are treated similarly, the Court today defines the term “willful violation” contained in N.J.S.A. 39:5-31 and enunciates sentencing standards to guide municipal court and Law Division judges
Second or subsequent offense:
Fine or imprisonment not
exceeding 3 months, or both
$100 $500 plus court costs and possible non renewal by car insurance