What to Know About Traffic Violations in New Jersey

What to Know About Traffic Violations in New Jersey

New Jersey takes traffic violations very seriously. Read on to learn about some of the most common traffic violations and their associated penalties.

What are the Consequences of a Speeding Ticket?

As you probably know, the severity of your speeding ticket largely depends on how fast you were traveling when the police officer clocked you. The faster you were traveling, the higher number of points you will receive for your ticket. New Jersey’s point system for speeding tickets is as follows:

  • Driving 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 2-point violation.
  • Driving 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 4-point violation.
  • Driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 5-point violation.

What are the Consequences of Texting and Driving?

If you are caught texting and driving or committing any other cell phone violation in New Jersey, there is a very good chance that you will face very serious penalties, as well as potential points on your license. The potential penalties for cell phone violations in New Jersey are as follows:

  • A first offense cell phone violation: A fine between $200-$400
  • A second offense within 10 years: A fine between $400-$600
  • A third or subsequent offense within ten years: A fine between $600-$800. You will also receive 3 points on your driver’s license, and you may lose your license for up to 90 days.

What are the Consequences of Driving without a License?

If you have a suspended license, you likely engaged in some dangerous behavior. So, by driving with a suspended or revoked license, you are ignoring court orders, while simultaneously putting yourself and others on the road at risk. If you are pulled over and found driving with a suspended license, you may face the following penalties:

  • Individuals facing their first offense can be charged with a $500 fine as well as a license suspension for up to 6 months.
  • Those facing a second offense can be charged a $750 fine, an extended license suspension of up to 6 more months, and possible jail time up to 5 days.
  • For a third or subsequent offenders, they can face a $1000 fine, an additional license suspension of up to 6 months, and possible jail time up to 10 days.

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