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Points for Traffic Offenses

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If you are charged with and are convicted of certain traffic offenses in New Jersey, motor vehicle points are assessed against your license. This can affect your insurance rates and, depending on the number of points on your record, can result in a suspension of your driver’s license. Typically, if you receive 12-15 points within two (2) years, your license may be suspended. Below is a helpful chart displaying the points associated with each motor vehicle violation:

NJSA
Section

Offense

Points

 
 

New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway

 

27:23-29

Moving against traffic

2

 

27:23-29

Improper passing

4

 

27:23-29

Unlawful use of median strip

2

 

All roads and highways

 

39:3-20

Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph

3

 

39:4-14.3

Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway

2

 

39:4-14.3d

More than one person on a motorized bicycle

2

 

39:4-35

Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk

2

 

39:4-36

Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk

2

 

39:4- 41

Driving through safety zone

2

 

39:4-52

Racing on highway

5

 

39:4-55

Improper action or omission on grades and curves

2

 

39:4-57

Failure to observe direction of officer

2

 

39:4-66

Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk

2

 

39:4-66.1

Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway

2

 

39:4-66.2

Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal

2

 

39:4-71

Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk

2

 

39:4-80

Failure to obey direction of officer

2

 

39:4-81

Failure to observe traffic signals

2

 

39:4-82

Failure to keep right

2

 

39:4-82.1

Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider

2

 

39:4-83

Failure to keep right at intersection

2

 

39:4-84

Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction

5

 

39:4-85

Improper passing on right or off roadway

4

 

39:4-85.1

Wrong way on a one-way street

2

 

39:4-86

Improper passing in no passing zone

4

 

39:4-87

Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle

2

 

39:4-88

Failure to observe traffic lanes

2

 

39:4-89

Tailgating

5

 

39:4-90

Failure to yield at intersection

2

 

39:4-90.1

Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways

2

 

39:4-91-92

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

2

 

39:4-96

Reckless driving

5

 

39:4-97

Careless driving

2

 

39:4-97a

Destruction of agricultural or recreational property

2

 

39:4-97.1

Slow speed blocking traffic

2

 

39:4-97.2

Driving in an unsafe manner (points only assessed for the third or subsequent violation(s) within a five-year period)

4

 

39:4-98

Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit

2

 
 

Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit

4

 
 

Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit

5

 

39:4-105

Failure to stop for traffic light

2

 

39:4-115

Improper turn at traffic light

3

 

39:4-119

Failure to stop at flashing red signal

2

 

39:4-122

Failure to stop for police whistle

2

 

39:4-123

Improper right or left turn

3

 

39:4-124

Improper turn from approved turning course

3

 

39:4-125

Improper u-turn

3

 

39:4-126

Failure to give proper signal

2

 

39:4-127

Improper backing or turning in street

2

 

39:4-127.1

Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing

2

 

39:4-127.2

Improper crossing of bridge

2

 

39:4-128

Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles

2

 

39:4-128.1

Improper passing of school bus

5

 

39:4-128.4

Improper passing of frozen dessert truck

4

 

39:4-129

Leaving the scene of an accident –
no personal injury

2

 

Personal injury

8

 

39:4-144

Failure to observe stop or yield signs

2

 

39:5C-1

Racing on highway

5

 

39:5D-4

Moving violation committed out-of-state

2