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Motor Vehicle (MV) Charges in New Jersey

D. Various MV Charges

Below are some examples of moving violations and the assessed points. Motor vehicle laws in New Jersey are very strict. It is possible to go to jail just for conviction on a speeding ticket. If you would like to discuss tickets and possible consequences, contact the New Jersey motor vehicle attorney Bartholomew Baffuto, Esq. for a consultation.

 
N.J.S.A.
Description
Points
Speeding
39:4-98
Speeding up to 14mph above limit
2
 
39:4-99
Speeding 15-29 mph above limit
4
 
39:4-99
Speeding 30mph or more above limit
5
Reckless
39:4-96
Reckless driving
5
Careless
39:4-97
Careless driving
2
Racing

39:4-52,
39: 5C-1

Racing on highway
5
Tailgating
39:4-89
Tailgating
5
Leaving scene
39: 4-129
Leaving scene of accident- No injuries
2
 
39: 4-129
Leaving scene of accident- Personal injuries
8
Improper-
27:23-29
Improper passing- N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Atlantic City Expressway
4
 
39: 4-55
Improper action or omission on grades and curves
2
 
39: 4-71
Improper driving on sidewalk
2
 
39: 4-82.1
Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider
2
 
39: 4-85
Improper passing on right or off roadway
4
 
39: 4-86
Improper passing, in ?No Passing? zone
4
 
39: 4-115
Improper turn at traffic light
3
 
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: 4-127
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
Failure to-
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 a pedestrian in crosswalk
2
 
39: 4-57
Failure to observe directions of officer
2
 
39: 4-66
Failure to stop before crossing sidewalk
 
 
39: 4-66.1
Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway
2
 
39: 4-80
Failure to obey directions of officer
2
 
39: 4-81
Failure to observe traffic signals
2
 
39: 4-82
Failure to keep right
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: 4-87
Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle
2
 
39: 4-88
Failure to observe traffic lanes
2
 
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

 

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