Speeding is a rather common occurrence. For example, you may find yourself driving over the speed limit if you’re running late. While speeding happens often, it is incredibly dangerous and can lead to life-altering accidents. As a result, New Jersey takes speeding accidents very seriously. Read on to learn more about the consequences of speeding in New Jersey.
What are the consequences of a speeding ticket in New Jersey?
If you are pulled over for speeding, you will likely receive points on your license. It is important to know that if you accumulate a certain number of points, your license will be revoked, temporarily or even permanently. The number of points you receive depends on how fast you were driving. In New Jersey, the point system is as follows:
- Speeding 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 2-point violation
- Speeding 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 4-point violation
- Speeding more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 5-point violation and may also result in a reckless driving ticket
In addition to points on your license, speeding tickets can be extremely expensive. This is because, on top of paying a fine, your insurance premiums may increase, meaning you will be paying for the speeding ticket for years to come. Like points on your license, speeding tickets fines are also dependent upon how fast you were driving:
- Speeding by 1-9 mph: $85
- Speeding 10-14 mph: $95
- Speeding by 15-19 mph: $105
- Speeding by 20-24 mph: $200
- Speeding by 25-29 mph: $220
- Speeding by 30-34 mph: $240
- Speeding by 35-39 mph: $260
Should I fight a speeding ticket?
Many people assume that simply paying their speeding ticket is the best option, but this is not always the case. The truth is, every situation is different and whether or not you should fight a speeding ticket depends on a number of various factors. That being said, an experienced attorney can work to reduce the fines and points on your license. Before paying your ticket, reach out to a traffic violations attorney to discuss your options. Without an attorney on your side, you run the risk of facing the full consequences of the speeding ticket. If your license gets suspended, it may affect your job and various other facets of your life.
If you receive a speeding ticket in New Jersey, contact our firm to discuss your options with an attorney.
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