New Jersey Traffic and speeding tickets
The road users violating the traffic rules are summoned with a traffic ticket. Two forms of violation exists – moving and non moving violation. Exceeding speed limit comes under moving violation whereas violating parking rules comes under non moving violation. Violations such as allowing the parking meter to expire and unlawful manner of parking are issued with parking tickets. New Jersey speeding tickets’ fines are generally very expensive so that the perpetrators do not tend to repeat the same mistake again.
The police in New Jersey use K-55 Radars to catch speeders. Radar guns and camera radars are also used for this purpose. These radar systems are found to be reliable by the Court of New Jersey. Laser usage for speed reading is admissible only when the officer is trained and the pre-operation check results are acceptable. The speed limits are set by the commissioner of transportation and approved by the department of transportation.
With each speeding ticket, points are added to the violators’ license. If the speed limit exceeds by over 1-14 mph, a 2-point ticket is issued. Failure to obey officer’s direction, to keep right and to stop at red signals is also charged with a 2-point ticket. Exceeding the limit by 15-29 mph, improper passing off roadway and of frozen dessert truck are issued with a 4-point ticket. If the driving crosses the limit by 30 mph or more a 5 point ticket is given. Unlicensed driving is charged $100. An advisory notice will be sent when the point total is from 6 to 11. In critical cases when the number of points exceeds 12, the license will be suspended for a short period. This system of using points is used to track bad drivers and account them in case of future offences.
If the points are assigned to driving license, surcharges have to be paid along with the imposed fine. Non-payment of surcharges may lead to suspension of all privileges. It might also include securing rights over any of the property owned by the person until the debt is cleared. A surcharge of $250 is issued for using an uninsured vehicle. The New Jersey speed violation fines are doubled under certain conditions such as speeding over the safe corridor area or the New Jersey construction zone and in cases of the driver crossing the speed limit by 20 mph or more.
An out of state driver may also be issued with a New Jersey traffic ticket. It is important for non-residents or out of state drivers to make sure that the ticket is defended properly to eliminate the impact on the license. The court allows a New Jersey defence attorney to defend an out of state driver and resolve the case.
The points remain in the driver’s record even after his license is restored. The violation points remains as a permanent black-mark in his record. However, the current driver status record differs from this. The current status equals the current minus the deduced points.
Reckless driving summon can also be issued if the officer believes that the speed is high (speed limit crossing 90 mph and more). Receiving both reckless driving summons and speeding summons is uncommon. The Municipal court handles the cases related to the New Jersey speeding tickets.