At some point during your driving career, you may be pulled over and issued a ticket for speeding. It is important to drive at the speed limit for your own safety, and the safety of others. But, many drivers commonly disregard the speed limit, resulting in tickets. Speeding tickets come with different consequences. For example, you may receive points on your license and have to pay a fine, all depending on how far over the speed limit you were driving. If you receive a speeding ticket in New Jersey, it is important to understand the consequences you may face. Read on to learn more about speeding tickets in New Jersey and what to do if you get one.
Below, you will find New Jersey’s point system regarding speeding tickets:
- 1-14 miles over the posted speed limit: 2-point violation
- 15-30 miles over the posted speed limit: 4-point violation
- 30 miles or more over the posted speed limit: 5-point violation
Consequences of Points
Many people wonder whether points are really a big deal and it is important to be aware that they can have serious financial consequences. It is important to note that if you receive a speeding ticket for driving 30 mph over the speed limit, you may be subject to a reckless driving ticket– an even harsher infraction.
If you receive 6 or more points on your license within a span of three years, you will be subjected to fees and surcharges. Points on your license can lead to higher insurance premiums and fees. Accumulating 12 points may lead to suspension of your license.
In addition to points on your license, you will likely have to pay a fine as well. Below are speeds and their correlating fines:
- 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
Clearly, speeding can be both dangerous, and expensive.
Plea Bargains in New Jersey
It may feel like the easiest thing to do is just pay your speeding ticket and move on, but this is not always the case. It may be in your best interest to reach out to a skilled traffic violations attorney. An attorney may be able to lessen the charges of a speeding violation, saving you money and points.
If you receive a speeding ticket in New Jersey, you should contact a knowledgeable traffic violations attorney.
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