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Traffic Offenses Fines & Points


Fines for traffic violations in New Jersey

The Municipal Courts of New Jersey website lists the moving and non-moving traffic violations that are ticketable:

Statute #OffenseFine
39:3-4Driving or parking unregistered motor vehicle$54
39:3-9aFailure to notify of a change in name$55
39:3-9aFailure to endorse your license$55
39:3-10Driving with an expired license$54
39:3-11Violating a restricted or conditional license$55
39:3-17Failure to possess drivers’ license or registration (for non-resident motorists)$180
39:3-20Excess weight — plus $100 for each 1,000 lbs or fraction thereof$530
39:3-20(b)Speeding — commercial vehicle — load exceeds axle limitations$85 – $180
39:3-20(b)Speeding in a Safe Corridor or Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — commercial vehicle$85 – $180
39:3-29Failure to possess driver’s license or registration$180
39:3-29Refusal to exhibit driver’s license or registration$180
39:3-32Failure to replace lost, destroyed or defaced driver’s plates$55
39:3-33Display of unclear or indistinct license plates$54
39:3-36Failure to notify of complete change of address$26
39:3-38Use of marker other than one issued$55
39:3-44Vehicle in unsafe condition$54
39:3-47Improper lighting equipment; altering equipment$54
39:3-47aFailure to use headlights with wipers$54
39:3-49Inadequate headlights$54
39:3-50Unauthorized use of certain colored lights$54
39:3-51Improper auxiliary driving lamps$54
39:3-52Improper additional lighting equipment and use thereof$54
39:3-53Improper spot lamps$54
39:3-54Miscellaneous improper lights$54
39:3-55Improper operation with alternate road lighting equipment$54
39:3-56Operating without at least two front lighted lamps$54
39:3-57Improper single beam lighting$54
39:3-58Improper multiple beam headlights$54
39:3-59No light beam indicator$54
39:3-60Improper use of high and low headlight beams$54
39:3-61Failure to equip motor vehicle with lamps and reflectors required$54
39:3-61.1Improper mounting of lamps and reflectors$54
39:3-61.2Improper combination of lighting devices and reflectors$54
39:3-61.3Improper stop lamps$54
39:3-61.4Improper placement and use of red lamps and flags on overhanging loads$54
39:3-62Unlit lamps on parked vehicle$54
39:3-64Improper emergency warning light equipment$54
39:3-64.3Failure of itinerant vendor to flash signals when stopped for transacting business$54
39:3-65Failure to equip farm machinery and other vehicles with lamps$54
39:3-66Failure to maintain lamps$54
39:3-69Failure to equip vehicle with horn$54
39:3-70Noisy muffler$54
39:3-71Failure to equip vehicle with mirrors$54
39:3-72Tire in unsafe operating condition$54
39:3-73Improper use of tire chains$54
39:3-74Obstruction of windshield for vision$54
39:3-75Failure to equip vehicle with safety glass$54
39:3-76.2Failure to equip vehicle with safety belts$54
39:3-76.2aFailure to use a child passenger restraint when transporting a child under the age of eight and weighing less than 80 pounds$54
39:3-76.2fFailure to wear seat belt$46
39:3-76.3Motorcycle handle bar grips too high$54
39:3-76.4Failure to equip motorcycle with special muffler systems$54
39:3-76.5Failure to equip motorcycle with footrests and helmet for motorcycle passengers$80
39:3-76.7 to 3-76.10Motorcycle helmet, goggles and other safety equipment violations$54
39:3-77Selling or using unapproved devices or equipment$55
39:3-79.1Failure to equip bus, truck or trailer with mud flaps$54
39:3-81Misuse of stud tires (limited to this portion of statute only) By regulation of the Director of Motor Vehicles, stud tires shall not be used on a highway earlier than November 15 or later than April 1 of each year$55
39:3-84Violation of dimensional restriction$185
39:3-84Violation of weight restriction if total excess weight is less than 10,000 pounds, then the payable amount equals $.02 x (total excess weight) + $23, but no less than $81. If total excess weight is greater than 10,000 pounds, then the payable amount equals $.03 x (total excess weight) + $23$85 + fee per excess weight
39:4-11 to 4-14.2Violations concerning bicycles and roller skates$54
39:4-15 to 4-25.1Violations concerning horses and horse-drawn vehicles$54
39:4-26 to 4-30Violations concerning machinery, vehicles or apparatus of unusual size or weight (fine to be paid to agency charged with maintenance of road upon which violation occurs)$85
39:4-32 to 4-37.1Pedestrian violations$54
39:4–38 to 4-45Street car violations$54
39:4-46Failure to display owner’s name on commercial vehicle (fine to be forwarded to Director of Motor Vehicles)$26
39:4-53Leaving vehicle with engine running$54
39:4-54Violation of dimension restriction on trailers$85
39:4-54Violation of weight restriction trailers$85-185
39:4-55Failure to control vehicle on steep grades and curves$54
39:4-56Delaying traffic$54
39:4-56.6Abandonment of vehicle on private property$55
39:4-57Failure to comply with directions of officer$54
39:4-57Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to comply with direction of officer$72
39:4-57.1Failure to activate interior light at request of officer$80
39:4-58Vehicle loaded so as to obstruct view$54
39:4-59Hitch-hiking$54
39:4-60Soliciting trade or contributions on highway$54
39:4-61Tailboard riding$54
39:4-62Leaving curb$54
39:4-64Throwing litter from vehicle$230
39:4-65Letting off or taking on persons other than at curb$54
39:4-66Failure to stop when emerging from alley, driveway or garage$54
39:4-66.1Failure to yield right-of-way when entering private road or driveway$54
39:4-66.1Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to yield right-of-way when entering private road or driveway$72
39:4-67Obstructing passage of vehicles$54
39:4-68Doors of streetcar or autobus open$54
39:4-69Riding on part of street car or vehicle not intended for passengers$54
39:4-71Driving on sidewalk$54
39:4-71Safe Corridor, Construction Zone — Driving on sidewalk$72
39:4-72Failure to stop on signal from driver of horse$54
39:4-76Overweight vehicles on bridges (interstate) — fine to be forwarded to Director of Motor Vehicles$85 + fee for excess weight
39:4-77Loading so as to spill$55
39:4-78Carrying metal so as to create noise$54
39:4-79Backing vehicle to curb to unload$54
39:4-80Disregard of officer directing traffic$85
39:4-80Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Disregard of officer directing traffic$140
39:4-81Failure to observe traffic signal$85
39:4-81Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to observe traffic signal$140
39:4-82Failure to keep right$85
39:4-82Safe Corridor, Construction Zone — Failure to keep right$140
39:4-82.1Driving on safety island$85
39:4-82.1Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Driving on safety island$140
39:4-83Failure to keep right at intersection$85
39:4-83Safe Corridor, Construction Zone — Failure to keep right at intersection$140
39:4-84Failure to pass to right when proceeding in opposite directions$85
39:4-84Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to pass to right when proceeding in opposite directions$140
39:4-85Failure to pass to left when overtaking$85
39:4-85Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to pass to left when overtaking$140
39:4-85.1Wrong way on one-way street$85
39:4-86Failure to overtake and pass properly; crossing “no passing” lines$85
39:4-86Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to overtake and pass properly; crossing “no passing” lines$140
39:4-87Failure to give overtaking vehicle right of way$85
39:4-88Failure to obey regulations in marked lanes$85
39:4-88Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to obey regulations in marked lanes$140
39:4-89Following another vehicle too closely$85
39:4-89Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Following another vehicle too closely$140
39:4-90Failure to yield right of way at intersection$85
39:4-90Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to yield right of way at intersection$140
39:4-90.1Entering or leaving limited access highways improperly$85
39:4-90.1Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Entering or leaving limited access highways improperly$140
39:4-91Failure to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicles$85
39:4-92Failure to pull over for emergency vehicle; following emergency vehicle too closely$85
39:4-92.1Following fire department vehicle too closely back to fire station$85
39:4-94Railroad employee unnecessarily blocking highway with train$85
39:4-97Careless driving where no accident involved personal injury$85
39:4-97Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — careless driving where no accident involved personal injury (accident resulting in personal injury cannot be paid through the Violations Bureau)$140
39:4-97.1Slow speed so as to impede or block traffic$85
39:4-97.3Use of a cell phone while driving$130
39:4-98Speeding — exceeding limit by 1-9 miles per hour$85
39:4-98Safe Corridor or Construction Zone speeding — exceeding limit by 1-9 miles per hour$140
39:4-98Speeding — exceeding limit by 10-14 miles per hour$95
39:4-98Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — speeding — exceeding limit by 10-14 miles per hour$160
39:4-98Speeding — exceeding limit by 15-19 miles per hour$105
39:4-98Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — speeding — exceeding limit by 15-19 miles per hour$180
39:4-98Speeding — exceeding limit by 20-24 miles per hour pursuant to N.J.S.A. 29:4-98.7, all fines have been doubled for any defendant charged with speeding 20 MPH or more over the speed limit.
NOTE: Exceeding the posted speed limit by 20 miles per hour or more in a Safe Corridor or in a Construction Zone requires a court appearance.
$200
39:4-98Speeding — exceeding limit by 25-29 miles per hour — pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-98.7, all fines have been doubled for any defendant charged with speeding 20 MPH or more over the speed limit.$220
39:4-98Speeding — exceeding limit by 30-34 miles per hour — pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-98.7, all fines have been doubled for any defendant charged with speeding 20 MPH or more over the speed limit.$240
39:4-98Speeding – exceeding limit by 35-39 miles per hour — pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-98.7, all fines have been doubled for any defendant charged with speeding 20 MPH or more over the speed limit.
NOTE: Exceeding the posted speed limit by 40 miles per hour or more requires a court appearance.
$260
39:4-100Exceeding speed limit across sidewalk (4 MPH)$80
39:4-115Improper turn at controlled intersection$85
39:4-115Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Improper turn at controlled intersection$140
39:4-116Improper turn at arrow$85
39:4-117Special pedestrian signals — motorist or pedestrian violation$85
39:4-119Failure to observe flashing traffic signals$85
39:4-119Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to observe flashing traffic signals$140
39:4-122Failure to obey whistle of police$85
39:4-122Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to obey whistle of police$140
39:4-123Improper right and left-hand turns$85
39:4-123Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Improper right and left-hand turns$140
39:4-124Failure to turn as indicated by buttons or markers at intersection$85
39:4-124Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to turn as indicated by buttons or markers at intersection$140
39:4-125U-Turn on curve or grade or where view obstructed or “No U-Turn” sign$85
39:4-125Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — U-Turn on curve or grade or where view obstructed or “No U-Turn” sign$140
39:4-126Failure to signal before starting, turning or stopping$85
39:4-12665 MPH area — Failure to signal before starting, turning or stopping$140
39:4-127Improper backing or turning in street$85
39:4-127Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area$140
39:4-127.1Failure to stop at railroad crossing$85
39:4-127.2Failure to stop for gate at approaches to movable span bridge$85
39:4-135Improper parking$54
39:4-136Parking on highway$54
39:4-137Allowing a vehicle to stand on highway unattended while the motor is running and without setting the brakes$54
39:4-138(a)Improper parking within intersection$54
39:4-138(b)Improper parking on a crosswalk$54
39:4-138(c)Improper parking in a safety bus zone$54
39:4-138(d)Improper parking in front of a driveway$54
39:4-138(e)Improper parking within 25 ft. of a crosswalk$54
39:4-138(f)Improper parking on a sidewalk$54
39:4-138(g)Improper parking in a no parking area established by the State Highway Department$54
39:4-138(h)Improper parking within 50 feet of a stop sign$54
39:4-138(i)Improper parking within 10 feet of a fire hydrant$54
39:4-138(j)Improper parking within 50 feet of a railroad$54
39:4-138(k)Improper parking within 20 feet of a driveway entrance to a fire station or 75 feet on the opposite side of the street$54
39:4-138(l)Improper parking alongside or opposite street excavation or obstruction, causing traffic obstruction (when properly signposted)$54
39:4-138(m)Double parking$54
39:4-138(n)Improper parking on a bridge, elevated structure, underpass or immediate approaches (except where space for parking is provided)$54
39:4-139Loading or unloading for an unreasonable period of time$54
39:4-144Failure to obey stop or yield right-of-way signs$54
39:4-144Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to obey stop or yield right-of-way signs$140
39:4-145Failure to yield to a vehicle entering a stop or yield intersection after stopping$85
39:4-207.9Failure to remove snow from handicapped parking space$230
39:4-215Failure to obey signals, signs or directions$54
39:8-1Failure to have inspections$130
39:8-4Failure to make repairs$130
39:8-6Failure to display approval certificate (fines for inspection violations are forwarded to Division of Motor Vehicles)$130
39:8-62Operation of diesel powered motor vehicle — emission violation — no certification of repair — first offense only (the payable amount may be reduced to $150.00 if a certification of repair is provided and it is acceptable to the Court)$730

Points for traffic violations in New Jersey

The State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission NJSA website lists the following offenses and points:

NJSA SectionOffensePoints
New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway
27:23–29Moving against traffic2
27:23–29Improper passing
4
27:23–29Unlawful use of median strip
2
All roads and highways
39:3–20Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph
3
39:4–14.3Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway
2
39:4–14.3dMore than one person on a motorized bicycle
2
39:4–35Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk
2
39:4–36Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk
2
39:4– 41Driving through safety zone
2
39:4–52Racing on highway
5
39:4–55Improper action or omission on grades and curves
2
39:4–57Failure to observe direction of officer
2
39:4–66Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk
2
39:4–66.1Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway
2
39:4–66.2Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal
2
39:4–71Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk
2
39:4–80Failure to obey direction of officer
2
39:4–81Failure to observe traffic signals* (Red Light Camera- 0 pts.)
2
*No points assessed for red light camera violation
0
39:4–82Failure to keep right
2
39:4–82.1Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider
2
39:4–83Failure to keep right at intersection
2
39:4–84Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction
5
39:4–85Improper passing on right or off roadway
4
39:4–85.1Wrong way on a one-way street
2
39:4–86Improper passing in no passing zone
4
39:4–87Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle
2
39:4–88Failure to observe traffic lanes
2
39:4–89Tailgating
5
39:4–90Failure to yield at intersection
2
39:4–90.1Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways
2
39:4–91–92Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
2
39:4–96Reckless driving
5
39:4–97Careless driving
2
39:4–97aDestruction of agricultural or recreational property
2
39:4–97.1Slow speed blocking traffic
2
39:4–97.2Driving in an unsafe manner (points only for third or subsequent offense within five years of most recent 39:4-97.2 conviction)
4
39:4–98Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit
2
Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit
4
Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit
5
39:4–105Failure to stop for traffic light
2
39:4–115Improper turn at traffic light
3
39:4–119Failure to stop at flashing red signal
2
39:4–122Failure to stop for police whistle
2
39:4–123Improper right or left turn
3
39:4–124Improper turn from approved turning course
3
39:4–125Improper u-turn
3
39:4–126Failure to give proper signal
2
39:4–127Improper backing or turning in street
2
39:4–127.1Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing
2
39:4–127.2Improper crossing of bridge
2
39:4–128Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles
2
39:4–128.1Improper passing of school bus5
39:4–128.4Improper passing of frozen dessert truck4
39:4–129Leaving the scene of an accident –
no personal injury
2
Personal injury8
39:4–144Failure to observe stop or yield signs2
39:5C–1Racing on highway5
39:5D–4Moving violation committed out-of-state2

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