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Traffic Violations in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey works hard to maintain safe roads for all drivers, therefore they take traffic violations very seriously. Individuals have a lot to consider when they are pulled over for a traffic violation. Penalties for a traffic violation may vary depending on the violation, whether it is due to speed or an infraction. Regardless, all penalties will affect an individual’s driving record as well as their insurance. Such penalties may include surcharges, fines, points on your license, and the possibility of having your license suspended.

Types of Violations

There are several different types of traffic violations that a driver may fail to know and fail to be in accordance with. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Speeding
  • Cell phone violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving without a license
  • Ignoring traffic signs/signals
  • Causing an accident that results in injury

Moving Violations

In the state of New Jersey, driving over the speed limit is taken very seriously. Those who are pulled over for speeding may face consequences that affect their driving status and record. It may also cause you to pay a higher insurance premium as well as paying fines or state surcharges. Speeding penalties may vary depending on how fast a driver was going over the legal speed limit. The New Jersey speeding point system is as follows:

  • 2 points for driving 1-14 miles over the speed limit
  • 4 points for driving 15-30 miles over the speed limit
  • 5 points for driving 30 miles over the speed limit

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving covers many different traffic violations, including excessive speeding and driving under the influence. Reckless driving disregards not only the driver’s safety, but also the safety of others on the road. It is a serious violation that is penalized in the state of New Jersey. A reckless driving ticket may result in overwhelming fines as well as a license suspension.


It is possible for traffic violations to be plea-bargained. Very serious violations, such as a DUI, are an exception to this. This is why it is important to have an experienced attorney at your side should you be ticketed for a traffic violation. Many prosecutors work to negotiate on your behalf, possibly downgrading your ticket to a lesser offense.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know has been issued a traffic violation ticket and wish to speak to an attorney, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway today.


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