What are the Consequences of Speeding in New Jersey?


What are the Consequences of Speeding in New Jersey?

One of the most basic laws of the road is to drive at the designated speed limit and to not exceed it. However, this is also the law that is most frequently disregarded. There are many people who speed on the roads in New Jersey every day. However, law enforcement is strict in enforcing this law, as irresponsible driving can put lives in danger. It is because of this that individuals who are pulled over for speeding can face certain consequences. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey traffic violations attorney for assistance if you receive a ticket.

What is the New Jersey Point System?

When a person is pulled over for speeding, they can be issued a ticket. When this happens, it can result in certain consequences. This can include points on the individual’s driving record. In the state of New Jersey, the following point system is implemented depending on the speed of the driver:

  • 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

It is important to note that, when you are issued points, your insurance premiums go up. This means you could pay for your mistake for years to come. 

What is the Cost of a New Jersey Speeding Ticket?

In addition to points on a license, the driver will also be required to pay a fine. The amount that is owed in the fine can vary depending on the speed at which they were found traveling. This can include the following:

  • 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

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