What is the New Jersey Point System?


What is the New Jersey Point System?

Drivers have a lawful obligation to follow certain rules of the road. These laws exist in order to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of everyone else. When people are issued a license, it is a privilege. This means that it can be taken away from them if they break these laws. Engaging in unsafe driving can result in a traffic violation. Violations can include speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license, vehicular manslaughter, negligent driving, reckless driving, using a cell phone while driving, and much more. These violations can lead to certain consequences for the driver. The point system in New Jersey is used to enforce the laws of the road and outline the consequences a driver may face if they choose to violate them.

The Point System

If a driver is pulled over on the road for violating the law, they can face penalties for their actions. When a law enforcement officer issues a driver a ticket, they may receive fines and points on their license. The state of New Jersey has a point system for people that drive over the speed limit. This is in place to hold drivers responsible for how fast they drive. Within the state lines of New Jersey, a drive can receive 2-5 points on their license for violating the law by speeding. The point system the state follows 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

When a driver repeats speeding offenses, they can receive several points on their license. If a person accrues several points on their license, they may face other consequences altogether. In the state of New Jersey, if a driver accumulates 6 or more points on their license within 3 years, they can be given an additional fee. If the driver collects 12 or more points on their driving record, they may have their license suspended. When a license is suspended, a driver is no longer able to operate a vehicle and it is a difficult process to have a license reinstated.

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