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Protect your right to drive and keep points off your license

As a New Jersey driver, you know how important it is to keep your license in good standing and avoid the financial penalties that come when you have points on your license. It can be useful to know how the points system works and how you can protect your personal freedoms and financial well-being.

When a driver has points added onto a license, it can be very costly. Traffic violations may not seem like a big deal, but they can take a serious toll on your life in various ways. It is prudent to know what to do when facing traffic violations or know how to keep your license clear and in good standing.

Why should you worry about a license suspension?

You would be wise not to assume that points on your license are nothing to worry about. Upon accumulation of 12 points on your license, you will face a suspension. This affects your ability to drive to work, take yourself to school and transport your children everywhere they need to go. Every point is a threat to your right to drive. Some of the most common violations and their corresponding point values include:

  • Speeding, two to five points
  • Driving through a safety zone, two points
  • Passing improperly, four points
  • Using a median illegally, two points
  • Careless driving, two points
  • Racing on highway, five points
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, two points
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street, two points
  • Driving slowly enough to impede traffic, two points
  • Driving in an unsafe manner, four points

These points can accumulate quickly. Just a few incidents can result in a direct threat to your license. It is wise to not only fight traffic tickets whenever possible, it could be useful to secure guidance regarding the best way to protect yourself when facing traffic violations of any kind.

Making a small effort to confront traffic violations can pay off in dividends in the future. This can help you avoid complications regarding your license and keep your personal freedoms intact.

More than just a traffic ticket

It is smart not to treat a traffic ticket or other traffic violation like a minor thing. It is not only worthwhile effort to fight the ticket, it is an endeavor to shield yourself from more serious consequences in the future.

You may find it useful to know how to fight a ticket and how to protect yourself both today and in the months and years ahead. With the right support and guidance, you may be able to contest tickets in municipal court and before the Motor Vehicle Commission. 

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