New Jersey Motor Vehicle Point Assessment

13:19-10.1 Point assessment

At this firm, we understand that convictions for certain moving violations will result in points being assessed against your license not only by the Motor Vehicle Commission, but also by your insurance company.  Unfortunately, these points significantly increase your insurance premiums; and, if more than 12 points are accumulated, they automatically result in a suspended license.

Therefore, our first point of attack in your case will also be to evaluate the merits of each available defense to the charged violations. If, and only if, the State’s evidence of your guilt is overwhelming or otherwise provable without a reasonable doubt, we would begin negotiating a plea tailored to alleviating your primary concerns – points, fines, suspensions, etc.

Any person who is convicted of any of the following offenses, including offenses committed while operating a motorized bicycle, shall be assessed points for each conviction in accordance with the following schedule:

N.J.S.A.
Section Number

Offense

Points

27:23-29

Moving Against Traffic

2

27:23-29

Improper Passing

4

27:23-29

Unlawful Use of Median Strip

2

Non-Moving Violation Points

N.J.S.A.
Section

Number

Offense

Points

39:3-37

Obtaining a Driver’s License or registration through

deception

5

39:3-38

Make or use counterfeit plate or plates other than issued

5

39:3-38.1

Make, alter or counterfeit driver’s license or registration

5

Failure to verify insurance involved in an automobile accident

2

Moving Violations

N.J.S.A.
Section Number

Offense

Points

39:3-20

Operating constructor vehicles in excess of 45mph

3

39:4-14.3

Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway

2

39:4-14.3d

More than one person on a motorized bike

2

39:4-35

Failure to yield to a pedestrian in crosswalk

2

39:4-36

Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk

2

39:4-41

Driving through a safety zone

2

39:4-52

Racing on highway

5

39:4-55

Improper action or omission on grades and curves

2

39:4-57

Failure to observe direction of officer

2

39:4-66

Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk

2

39:4-66.1

Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway

2

39:4-66.2

Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal

2

39:4-71

Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk

2

39:4-80

Failure to obey direction of officer

2

39:4-81

Failure to observe traffic signals

2

39:4-82

Failure to keep right

2

39:4-82.1

Improper passing of vehicle on divided highway or divider

2

39:4-83

Failure to keep right at intersection

2

39:4-84

Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction

5

39:4-85

Improper passing on right or off roadway

4

39:4-85.1

Wrong way on a one-way street

2

39:4-86

Improper passing in no passing zone

4

39:4-87

Failure to yield to overtaking vehicles

2

39:4-88

Failure to observe traffic lanes

2

39:4-89

Tailgating

5

39:4-90

Failure to yield at intersection

2

39:4-90.1

Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways

2

39:4-91-92

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

2

39:4-96

Reckless Driving

5

39:4-97

Careless Driving

2

39:4-97a

Destruction of agricultural or recreational property

2

39:4-97.1

Slow speed blocking traffic

2

39:4-97.2

Driving in an unsafe manner (Points only assessed for the third or subsequent violation(s) within a five year period

4

39:2-98 and

Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over the speed limit

2

39:4-99

Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over the limit

4

Exceeding maximum speed 30mph or more over the limit

5

39:4-105

Failure to stop for traffic light

2

39:4-115

Improper turn at traffic light

3

39:4-119

Failure to stop at flashing red signal

2

39:4-122

Failure to stop for police whistle

2

39:4-123

Improper right or left turn

3

39:4-124

Improper turn from approved turning course

3

39:4-125

Improper U-Turn

3

39:4-126

Failure to give proper signal

2

39:4-127

Improper backing or turning in street

2

39:4-127.1

Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing

2

39:4-127.2

Improper crossing of bridge

2

39:4-128

Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles

2

39:4-128.1

Improper passing of school bus

5

39:4-128.4

Improper passing of a frozen dessert truck

4

39:4-129

Leaving the scene of an accident ( No personal injury)

2

Leaving the scene of an accident ( Personal injury)

8

39:4-144

Failure to observe stop or yield signs

2

39:5C-1

Racing on highway

5

39:5D-4

Moving violation out of state

2

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