NJ Traffic Violations and Point Schedule

The New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (MVC) tracks your minor and major traffic violations using a point system, which is added to your driving record. If you have been convicted of a serious traffic violation, your driving privileges could be in danger of being suspended or revoked. The law firm of Villani & DeLuca P.C. will help you appeal and fight your NJ traffic violations and attempt to reduce or eliminate motor vehicle points in NJ.

How Do Driving Violation Points Affect NJ Drivers?

If you receive a NJ traffic ticket and are convicted of a moving violation, expect points to be added to your driving record. The worse the offense, the more points you’ll get. If you get 2 points added to your driving record, you may see an increase in your automobile insurance rates. Four points will substantially increase your auto insurance rates. Insurance companies are permitted to cancel your policy if you or a family member on the same insurance receives 5 or more points.

If you receive six or more points within three years, you will be assessed a surcharge; 12+ points will result in a suspended driving license.

Can I Remove Points from my Record?

The New Jersey MVC does keep a permanent record of all the points you’ve received, but it is possible to earn a point deduction by remaining violation-free for one year or by taking MVC-approved driving courses. Unfortunately, though, your insurance is another story and may not update your rate to reflect these deductions.

NJ Motor Vehicle Point Assessment Charts

Review the NJ motor vehicle point assessment chart below, which includes reference links to the laws that support a conviction for traffic violations resulting in 2 point tickets, 3 point tickets, 4 point tickets and 5+ point tickets.

NJSA Section

Offense

Points

New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway
27:23-29Moving against traffic

2

27:23-29Improper passing

4

27:23-29Unlawful use of median strip

2

All roads and highways
39:3-20Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph

3

39:4-14:3Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway

2

39:4-14.3dMore than one person on a motorized bicycle

2

39:4-35Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk

2

39:4-36Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; Passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk

2

39:4-41Driving through safety zone

2

39:4-52Racing on highway

5

39:4-55Improper action or omission on grades and curves

2

39:4-57Failure to observe direction of officer

2

39:4-66Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk

2

39:4-66.1Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway

2

39:4-66.2Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal

2

39:4-71Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk

2

39:4-80Failure to obey direction of officer

2

39:4-81Failure to observe traffic signals* (Red Light Camera – 0 points)

2

39:4-82Failure to keep right

2

39:4-82.1Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider

2

39:4-83Failure to keep right at intersection

2

39:4-84Failure to pass right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction

5

39:4-85Improper passing on right or off roadway

4

39:4-85.1Wrong way on a one-way street

2

39:4-86Improper passing in no passing zone

4

39:4-87Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle

2

39:4-88Failure to observe traffic lanes

2

39:4-89Tailgating

5

39:4-90Failure to yield at intersection

2

39:4-90.1Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways

2

39:4-91 and 39:4-92Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

2

39:4-96Reckless driving

5

39:4-97Careless driving

2

39:4-97aDestruction of agricultural or recreational property

2

39:4-97.1Slow speed blocking traffic

2

39:4-97.2Driving in an unsafe manner (points only assessed for the third or subsequent violation when that violation occurs within five years of the most recent prior offense)

4

39:4-98
Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit2
Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit4
Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit5
39:4-105Failure to stop for traffic light

2

39:4-115Improper turn at traffic light

3

39:4-119Failure to stop at flashing red signal

2

39:4-122Failure to stop for police whistle

2

39:4-123Improper right or left turn

3

39:4-124Improper turn from approved turning course

3

39:4-125Improper u-turn

3

39:4-126Failure to give proper signal

2

 39:4-127Improper backing or turning in street

2

39:4-127.1Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing

2

39:4-127.2Improper crossing of bridge

2

 39:4-128Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles

2

39:4-128.1Improper passing of school bus

5

39:4-128.4Improper passing of frozen dessert truck

4

39:4-129Leaving the scene of an accident – no personal injury
(With Personal Injury – 8 points)

2

39:4-144Failure to observe stop or yield signs

2

39:5C-1Racing on highway

5

39:5D-4Moving violation committed out-of-state

2

Prevent Traffic Points on Your Record with an Experienced New Jersey Traffic Attorney

Prevent the points from getting on your record in the first place to keep your auto insurance premiums low and prevent future motor vehicle surcharges. Let the motor vehicle lawyers at Villani & DeLuca P.C. help you negotiate a reduction or elimination of the motor vehicle points you are facing. We have over 100 years of combined experience and have helped countless individuals save their motor vehicle record (and save on unnecessary insurance rates).

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