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 #    Offense    Fine

39:3-4    Driving or parking unregistered motor vehicle    $54

39:3-9a    Failure to notify of a change in name    $55

39:3-9a    Failure to endorse your license    $55

39:3-10    Driving with an expired license    $54

39:3-11    Violating a restricted or conditional license    $55

39:3-17    Failure to possess drivers’ license or registration (for non-resident motorists)    $180

39:3-20    Excess 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

39:3-29    Failure to possess driver’s license or registration    $180

39:3-29    Refusal to exhibit driver’s license or registration    $180

39:3-32    Failure to replace lost, destroyed or defaced driver’s plates    $55

39:3-33    Display of unclear or indistinct license plates    $54

39:3-36    Failure to notify of complete change of address    $26

39:3-38    Use of marker other than one issued    $55

39:3-44    Vehicle in unsafe condition    $54

39:3-47    Improper lighting equipment; altering equipment    $54

39:3-47a    Failure to use headlights with wipers    $54

39:3-49    Inadequate headlights    $54

39:3-50    Unauthorized use of certain colored lights    $54

39:3-51    Improper auxiliary driving lamps    $54

39:3-52    Improper additional lighting equipment and use thereof    $54

39:3-53    Improper spot lamps    $54

39:3-54    Miscellaneous improper lights    $54

39:3-55    Improper operation with alternate road lighting equipment    $54

39:3-56    Operating without at least two front lighted lamps    $54

39:3-57    Improper single beam lighting    $54

39:3-58    Improper multiple beam headlights    $54

39:3-59    No light beam indicator    $54

39:3-60    Improper use of high and low headlight beams    $54

39:3-61    Failure to equip motor vehicle with lamps and reflectors required    $54

39:3-61.1    Improper mounting of lamps and reflectors    $54

39:3-61.2    Improper combination of lighting devices and reflectors    $54

39:3-61.3    Improper stop lamps    $54

39:3-61.4    Improper placement and use of red lamps and flags on overhanging loads    $54

39:3-62    Unlit lamps on parked vehicle    $54

39:3-64    Improper emergency warning light equipment    $54

39:3-64.3    Failure of itinerant vendor to flash signals when stopped for transacting business    $54

39:3-65    Failure to equip farm machinery and other vehicles with lamps    $54

39:3-66    Failure to maintain lamps    $54

39:3-69    Failure to equip vehicle with horn    $54

39:3-70    Noisy muffler    $54

39:3-71    Failure to equip vehicle with mirrors    $54

39:3-72    Tire in unsafe operating condition    $54

39:3-73    Improper use of tire chains    $54

39:3-74    Obstruction of windshield for vision    $54

39:3-75    Failure to equip vehicle with safety glass    $54

39:3-76.2    Failure to equip vehicle with safety belts    $54

39:3-76.2a    Failure to use a child passenger restraint when transporting a child under the age of eight and weighing less than 80 pounds    $54

39:3-76.2f    Failure to wear seat belt    $46

39:3-76.3    Motorcycle handle bar grips too high    $54

39:3-76.4    Failure to equip motorcycle with special muffler systems    $54

39:3-76.5    Failure to equip motorcycle with footrests and helmet for motorcycle passengers    $80

39:3-76.7 to 3-76.10    Motorcycle helmet, goggles and other safety equipment violations    $54

39:3-77    Selling or using unapproved devices or equipment    $55

39:3-79.1    Failure to equip bus, truck or trailer with mud flaps    $54

39:3-81    Misuse 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

39:3-84    Violation of dimensional restriction    $185

39:3-84    Violation 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 4-14.2    Violations concerning bicycles and roller skates    $54

39:4-15 to 4-25.1    Violations concerning horses and horse-drawn vehicles    $54

39:4-26 to 4-30    Violations 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 4-37.1    Pedestrian violations    $54

39:4–38 to 4-45    Street car violations    $54

39:4-46    Failure to display owner’s name on commercial vehicle (fine to be forwarded to Director of Motor Vehicles)    $26

39:4-53    Leaving vehicle with engine running    $54

39:4-54    Violation of dimension restriction on trailers    $85

39:4-54    Violation of weight restriction trailers    $85-185

39:4-55    Failure to control vehicle on steep grades and curves    $54

39:4-56    Delaying traffic    $54

39:4-56.6    Abandonment of vehicle on private property    $55

39:4-57    Failure to comply with directions of officer    $54

39:4-57    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to comply with direction of officer    $72

39:4-57.1    Failure to activate interior light at request of officer    $80

39:4-58    Vehicle loaded so as to obstruct view    $54

39:4-59    Hitch-hiking    $54

39:4-60    Soliciting trade or contributions on highway    $54

39:4-61    Tailboard riding    $54

39:4-62    Leaving curb    $54

39:4-64    Throwing litter from vehicle    $230

39:4-65    Letting off or taking on persons other than at curb    $54

39:4-66    Failure to stop when emerging from alley, driveway or garage    $54

39:4-66.1    Failure to yield right-of-way when entering private road or driveway    $54

39:4-66.1    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to yield right-of-way when entering private road or driveway    $72

39:4-67    Obstructing passage of vehicles    $54

39:4-68    Doors of streetcar or autobus open    $54

39:4-69    Riding on part of street car or vehicle not intended for passengers    $54

39:4-71    Driving on sidewalk    $54

39:4-71    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone — Driving on sidewalk    $72

39:4-72    Failure to stop on signal from driver of horse    $54

39:4-76    Overweight vehicles on bridges (interstate) — fine to be forwarded to Director of Motor Vehicles    $85 + fee for excess weight

39:4-77    Loading so as to spill    $55

39:4-78    Carrying metal so as to create noise    $54

39:4-79    Backing vehicle to curb to unload    $54

39:4-80    Disregard of officer directing traffic    $85

39:4-80    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Disregard of officer directing traffic    $140

39:4-81    Failure to observe traffic signal    $85

39:4-81    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to observe traffic signal    $140

39:4-82    Failure to keep right    $85

39:4-82    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone — Failure to keep right    $140

39:4-82.1    Driving on safety island    $85

39:4-82.1    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Driving on safety island    $140

39:4-83    Failure to keep right at intersection    $85

39:4-83    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone — Failure to keep right at intersection    $140

39:4-84    Failure to pass to right when proceeding in opposite directions    $85

39:4-84    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to pass to right when proceeding in opposite directions    $140

39:4-85    Failure to pass to left when overtaking    $85

39:4-85    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to pass to left when overtaking    $140

39:4-85.1    Wrong way on one-way street    $85

39:4-86    Failure to overtake and pass properly; crossing “no passing” lines    $85

39:4-86    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to overtake and pass properly; crossing “no passing” lines    $140

39:4-87    Failure to give overtaking vehicle right of way    $85

39:4-88    Failure to obey regulations in marked lanes    $85

39:4-88    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to obey regulations in marked lanes    $140

39:4-89    Following another vehicle too closely    $85

39:4-89    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Following another vehicle too closely    $140

39:4-90    Failure to yield right of way at intersection    $85

39:4-90    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to yield right of way at intersection    $140

39:4-90.1    Entering or leaving limited access highways improperly    $85

39:4-90.1    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Entering or leaving limited access highways improperly    $140

39:4-91    Failure to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicles    $85

39:4-92    Failure to pull over for emergency vehicle; following emergency vehicle too closely    $85

39:4-92.1    Following fire department vehicle too closely back to fire station    $85

39:4-94    Railroad employee unnecessarily blocking highway with train    $85

39:4-97    Careless driving where no accident involved personal injury    $85

39:4-97    Safe 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

39:4-97.1    Slow speed so as to impede or block traffic    $85

39:4-97.3    Use of a cell phone while driving    $130

39:4-98    Speeding — exceeding limit by 1-9 miles per hour    $85

39:4-98    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone speeding — exceeding limit by 1-9 miles per hour    $140

39:4-98    Speeding — exceeding limit by 10-14 miles per hour    $95

39:4-98    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — speeding — exceeding limit by 10-14 miles per hour    $160

39:4-98    Speeding — exceeding limit by 15-19 miles per hour    $105

39:4-98    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — speeding — exceeding limit by 15-19 miles per hour    $180

39:4-98    Speeding — 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

39:4-98    Speeding — 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

39:4-98    Speeding — 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

39:4-98    Speeding – 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

39:4-100    Exceeding speed limit across sidewalk (4 MPH)    $80

39:4-115    Improper turn at controlled intersection    $85

39:4-115    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Improper turn at controlled intersection    $140

39:4-116    Improper turn at arrow    $85

39:4-117    Special pedestrian signals — motorist or pedestrian violation    $85

39:4-119    Failure to observe flashing traffic signals    $85

39:4-119    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to observe flashing traffic signals    $140

39:4-122    Failure to obey whistle of police    $85

39:4-122    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to obey whistle of police    $140

39:4-123    Improper right and left-hand turns    $85

39:4-123    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Improper right and left-hand turns    $140

39:4-124    Failure to turn as indicated by buttons or markers at intersection    $85

39:4-124    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — Failure to turn as indicated by buttons or markers at intersection    $140

39:4-125    U-Turn on curve or grade or where view obstructed or “No U-Turn” sign    $85

39:4-125    Safe Corridor or Construction Zone — U-Turn on curve or grade or where view obstructed or “No U-Turn” sign    $140

39:4-126    Failure to signal before starting, turning or stopping    $85

39:4-126    65 MPH area — Failure to signal before starting, turning or stopping    $140

39:4-127    Improper backing or turning in street    $85

39:4-127    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area    $140

39:4-127.1    Failure to stop at railroad crossing    $85

39:4-127.2    Failure to stop for gate at approaches to movable span bridge    $85

39:4-135    Improper parking    $54

39:4-136    Parking on highway    $54

39:4-137    Allowing 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

39:4-139    Loading or unloading for an unreasonable period of time    $54

39:4-144    Failure to obey stop or yield right-of-way signs    $54

39:4-144    Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 MPH area — Failure to obey stop or yield right-of-way signs    $140

39:4-145    Failure to yield to a vehicle entering a stop or yield intersection after stopping    $85

39:4-207.9    Failure to remove snow from handicapped parking space    $230

39:4-215    Failure to obey signals, signs or directions    $54

39:8-1    Failure to have inspections    $130

39:8-4    Failure to make repairs    $130

39:8-6    Failure to display approval certificate (fines for inspection violations are forwarded to Division of Motor Vehicles)    $130

39:8-62    Operation 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:

New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway:

 

27:23–29    Moving against traffic    2

 

27:23–29    Improper passing    4

27:23–29    Unlawful use of median strip    2

All roads and highways:

39:3–20    Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph    3

39:4–14.3    Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway    2

39:4–14.3d    More than one person on a motorized bicycle    2

39:4–35    Failure to yield to 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 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* (Red Light Camera- 0 pts.)    2

*No points assessed for red light camera violation    0

39:4–82    Failure to keep right    2

39:4–82.1    Improper operating 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 vehicle    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 for third or subsequent offense within five years of most recent 39:4-97.2 conviction)    4

39:4–98    Exceeding 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

39:4–105    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 frozen dessert truck    4

39:4–129    Leaving the scene of an accident – no personal injury    2; 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 committed out-of-state    2

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