Speeding in New Jersey

Speeding in New Jersey


There are rules that drivers must follow while on the road. Driving over the speed limit is not always seen as a serious issue even though it is. Speeding while driving can cause accidents for the driver as well as other people on the road. Speeding violations may come with certain fines and penalties to the driver. The state of New Jersey is working to pursue and issue tickets to those who break the speed limit. Depending on your violation, an individual could receive a ticket as well as points on their license. Having multiple points on your license in New Jersey can reflect on an increase in your car insurance, personal finances, as well as the possibility of a license suspension.


If you are pulled over on the road for speeding, there may be consequences. A law enforcement officer may issue you a ticket, which could result in fines and points on your license. In the state of New Jersey, a person may receive anywhere from 2-5 points on their license depending on the speed they were going when they were pulled over. The New Jersey point system is:

  • 2 points for driving 1-14 miles over the speed limit
  • 4 points for driving 15-30 miles over the speed limit
  • 5 points for driving 30 miles or more over the speed limit

If an individual is pulled over for driving 30 miles an hour or over the speed limit, it is possible they may be ticketed for reckless driving. If a driver accumulates points on their license, there could be different ramifications. In New Jersey, if a driver accrues 6 or more points on their license within 3 years, they are susceptible to an additional fee. If a driver collects 12 or more points, their license may be suspended.

Plea Bargains

If you are issued a speeding violation, you may want to seek legal counsel to work through your charges. An experienced attorney may be able to assist a driver in lessening the charges against them. Prosecutors can be open to working with an attorney to avoid complications and more expenses of the state than necessary. It is possible in some cases to reduce the weight of the offense against the driver.


If you have been issued a speeding violation and wish to seek proper representation for your case, contact the Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC today.

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