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New Jersey Point System | New Jersey Point Schedule

If you recently received a NJ traffic ticket, it is quite likely that the violation you were charged with carries points that can negatively impact your driving record.

Knowing how many points your violation is worth can be quite frustrating to figure out. After all, the amount of points is not listed anywhere on your ticket.

Consequently, to make your life easier, we took the liberty of doing the work for you.

Below you will find a listing of all the traffic violations in NJ that carry points categorized by the amount of points NJ will put on your license for a conviction.

Understanding the NJ Point System

Remember, accumulating 12 or more points on your New Jersey driver’s license will result in an automatic license suspension.

Not only that, but if you accumulate 6 or more points within 3 years, you will be assessed a $150 surcharge plus $25 for every point above 6.

Two Point Traffic Violations

Each of the following traffic violations, will result in 2 points going on your NJ driving record:

  • Moving against traffic while traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway (NJSA 27:23-29)
  • Unlawful use of median strip while traveling along the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway (NJSA 27:23-29)
  • Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway (NJSA 39:4-14.3)
  • More than one person on a motorized bicycle (NJSA 39:4-14.3d)
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk (NJSA 39:4-35)
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk (NJSA 39:4-36)
  • Driving through safety zone (NJSA 39:4-41)
  • Improper action or omission on grades and curves (NJSA 39:4-55)
  • Failure to observe direction of officer (NJSA 39:4-57)
  • Failure to obey direction of officer (NJSA 39:4-80)
  • Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk (NJSA 39:4-66)
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway (NJSA 39:4-66.1)
  • Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal (NJSA 39:4-66.2)
  • Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk (NJSA 39:4-71)
  • Failure to observe traffic signals (NJSA 39:4-81) [Note: Red Light Camera Tickets are 0 point offenses]
  • Failure to keep right (NJSA 39:4-82)
  • Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider (NJSA 39:4-82.1)
  • Failure to keep right at intersection (NJSA 39:4-83)
  • Wrong way on a one-way street (NJSA 39:4-85.1)
  • Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle (NJSA 39:4-87)
  • Failure to observe traffic lanes (NJSA 39:4-88)
  • Failure to yield at intersection (NJSA 39:4-90)
  • Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways (NJSA 39:4–90.1)
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicles (NJSA 39:4-91-92)
  • Careless driving (NJSA 39:4-97)
  • Destruction of agricultural or recreational property (NJSA 39:4-97a)
  • Slow speed blocking traffic (NJSA 39:4-97.1)
  • Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit (NJSA 39:4-98)
  • Failure to stop for traffic light (NJSA 39:4-105)
  • Failure to stop at flashing red signal (NJSA 39:4-119)
  • Failure to stop for police whistle (NJSA 39:4-122)
  • Failure to give proper signal (NJSA 39:4-126)
  • Improper backing or turning in street (NJSA 39:4-127)
  • Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing (NJSA 39:4-127.1)
  • Improper crossing of bridge (NJSA 39:4-127.2)
  • Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles (NJSA 39:4-128)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident where personal injury did NOT result (NJSA 9:4-129)
  • Failure to observe stop or yield signs (NJSA 39:4-144)
  • All out-of-state moving violations (NJSA 39:5D-4)

Three Point Traffic Violations

Each of the following traffic violations, will result in 3 points going on your NJ driving record:

  • Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph (NJSA 39:3-20)
  • Improper right or left turn (NJSA 39:4-123)
  • Improper turn from approved turning course (NJSA 39:4-124)
  • Improper u-turn (NJSA 39:4-125)
  • Improper turn at traffic light (NJSA 39:4-115)

Four Point Traffic Violations

Each of the following traffic violations, will result in 4 points going on your NJ driving record:

  • Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit (NJSA 39:4-98)
  • Improper passing of frozen dessert truck (NJSA 39:4-128.4)
  • Improper passing while traveling along the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway (NJSA 27:23-29)
  • Third or more conviction for “driving in an unsafe manner” (NJSA 39:4-97.2) within five years of the most recent conviction [Note: This is usually a 0 point ticket UNLESS you were convicted of it three or more times within 5 years]

Five Point Traffic Violations

Each of the following traffic violations, will result in 5 points going on your NJ driving record:

  • Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit (NJSA 39:4-98)
  • Racing on highway (NJSA 39:4-52)
  • Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction (NJSA 39:4-84)
  • Tailgating [Following too closely] (NJSA 39:4-89)
  • Reckless driving (NJSA 39:4-96)
  • Improper passing of school bus (NJSA 39:4-128.1)
  • Racing on highway (NJSA 39:5C-1)

Eight Point Traffic Violations

The following traffic violation, will result in 8 points going on your NJ driving record:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident where personal injury resulted (NJSA 39:4-129)

Click here for more information about New Jersey’s Point System (also called the New Jersey Point Schedule).

Who Should You Contact?

If you recently received a New Jersey traffic ticket, contact Michael Botton of The Botton Law Firm today at 732-894-3686. His team of NJ traffic ticket attorneys have years of experience fighting traffic tickets, negotiating with prosecutors, and reducing traffic violations.

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