New Jersey Motor Vehicle Violations

Motor Vehicle ViolationsEach time you get a ticket, the Motor Vehicle Commission will add points to your driving record. Different New Jersey motor vehicle violations have different point values, with more points reserved for more serious violations. The more points you accrue on your driving record, the more severe the consequences will be.

If you have received a ticket, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced New Jersey traffic violation attorney to help you fight your ticket and have it dismissed or at least have the resulting consequences reduced.

Traffic Violations Surcharges or Suspended License

If you accumulate six or more points on your driving record within three years, you will be subject to a surcharge of $150, plus $25 for each point beyond six. This is in addition to any fines for the underlying violations that gave you the points.

Having 12 or more points on your driving record at any time will result in the suspension of your driver’s license. A judge may also suspend your license for any willful violation of NJSA 39:1-1 to NJSA 39:5G-2.

Point Deductions

While you may accrue points for getting tickets, there are also various ways that you can reduce these negative points on your driving record. However, it should be noted that point violations stay on your driving record.

Up to three points may be subtracted from the total points on your driving record for each year you go without a violation or suspension. You may also earn a two-point deduction by taking an MVC-approved defensive driving course, but such a course may be used to subtract points only once every five years. A driver improvement program may be used to subtract three points once every two years, and a probationary driver program will also earn a three-point deduction.

Higher Insurance Rates

Getting traffic tickets may also adversely affect your insurance premium. New Jersey-licensed automobile insurance providers have a similar but separate system of “insurance eligibility points.” The insurance points for most moving violations are the same as the MVC Points, but for some more serious violations, the insurance points are higher.

Insurance points received within the last three years are used to determine the premium that you must pay for liability coverage. If you accumulate too many points, you may not be able to purchase insurance on the voluntary market, in which case you will need to obtain coverage through the New Jersey Personal Automobile Insurance Plan (NJAIP) at greater expense.

Contact Dan T. Matrafajlo for Motor Vehicle violation case in New Jersey

The simplest and most effective way to avoid negative consequences on your driving record and a hike on your insurance premium is to avoid getting a ticket. But that is not always possible, as you are human and are entitled to make a mistake. So, if you have been involved in any traffic violation, you should contact an experienced  New Jersey traffic violation attorney Dan T. Matrafajlo to help you fight the ticket or at least reduce the consequences associated with the ticket.

 

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