In New Jersey, when an individual commits a traffic violation, they may be subject to serious penalties. It seems as though at some point or another, nearly everyone will get some sort of traffic ticket, whether it is for speeding or for something more serious. Often when an individual gets a ticket for committing a traffic infraction, they will be subject to penalties that include fines and points added to the individual’s driving record. Many people are unsure of what it means to have points on their driving record and often don’t understand the negative impacts that these points have.
There are many reasons for which an individual can have points added to their driving record. When speeding is the issue in question, drivers may be subject to the following points:
- Speeding 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit may result in a violation of 2 points
- Speeding 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit may result in a violation of 4 points
- Speeding 30 miles per hour or more over the speed limit may result in a violation of 5 points, as well as a reckless driving ticket
If an individual has 12 or more points on their driving record, they may face a suspended license. If you have questions about traffic violations in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
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