MVC Point Allocations

Never Plead Guilty! Contact a New Jersey Traffic Lawyer First

The information on this page reinforces the reason why you absolutely should not plead guilty to any New Jersey traffic tickets and most definitely should get a traffic lawyer if you’re charged with a traffic violation in New Jersey. Our New Jersey law office can provide the aggressive services need if you are faced with traffic violations.

Having a driver’s license and being able to legally drive is a necessity for most people to function on a day-to-day basis. However, the State of New Jersey refers to having a driver’s license as a “privilege,” revocable when certain triggering events occur.

Generally speaking, the events that trigger the taking of a driver’s license are the accumulation of too many points on your driving record from being caught violating motor vehicle laws. Each violation carries with it certain points attributable to the degree of the offense. Some offenses automatically revoke a license, even if the person had no points prior to the offense, such as Driving While Intoxicated.

You would think that once you pay the State of New Jersey for any fines and surcharges for the motor vehicle violations you were charged with, your dilemma would be over. Unfortunately, your insurance company will now probably assess insurance points to your policy and you will be hit with more surcharges and increased insurance premiums.

Below is a list of points the State of New Jersey will assign against your driving record for each violation.

NJSA Section
New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway
27:23–29Moving against traffic2
27:23–29Improper passing4
27:23–29Unlawful use of median strip2
All roads and highways
39:3–20Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph3
39:4–14.3Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway2
39:4–14.3dMore than one person on a motorized bicycle2
39:4–35Failure to yield to pedestrian in cross walk2
39:4–36Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk2
39:4– 41Driving through safety zone2
39:4–52Racing on highway5
39:4–55Improper action or omission on grades and curves2
39:4–57Failure to observe direction of officer2
39:4–66Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk2
39:4–66.1Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway2
39:4–66.2Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal2
39:4–71Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk2
39:4–80Failure to obey direction of officer2
39:4–81Failure to observe traffic signals2
39:4–82Failure to keep right2
39:4–82.1Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider2
39:4–83Failure to keep right at intersection2
39:4–84Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction5
39:4–85Improper passing on right or off roadway4
39:4–85.1Wrong way on a one-way street2
39:4–86Improper passing in no passing zone4
39:4–87Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle2
39:4–88Failure to observe traffic lanes2
39:4–90Failure to yield at intersection2
39:4–90.1Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways2
39:4–91–92Failure to yield to emergency vehicles2
39:4–96Reckless driving5
39:4–97Careless driving2
39:4–97aDestruction of agricultural or recreational property2
39:4–97.1Slow speed blocking traffic2
39:4–97.2Driving in an unsafe manner (points only for third or subsequent offense within five years of most recent 39:4-97.2 conviction)4
39:4–98Exceeding 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 light2
39:4–115Improper turn at traffic light3
39:4–119Failure to stop at flashing red signal2
39:4–122Failure to stop for police whistle2
39:4–123Improper right or left turn3
39:4–124Improper turn from approved turning course3
39:4–125Improper U-turn3
39:4–126Failure to give proper signal2
39:4–127Improper backing or turning in street2
39:4–127.1Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing2
39:4–127.2Improper crossing of bridge2
39:4–128Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles2
39:4–128.1Improper passing of school bus5
39:4–128.4Improper passing of frozen dessert truck4
39:4–129Leaving the scene of an accident –
no personal injury
Personal injury8
39:4–144Failure to observe stop or yield signs2
39:5C–1Racing on highway5
39:5D–4Moving violation committed out-of-state2

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The Office of Edward M. Janzekovich can help if you have been arrested and charged with DWI / DUI in Union County, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Burlington County, Mercer County & Somerset County.

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