In New Jersey, receiving a ticket for speeding not only results in fines, but also motor vehicle penalty points that accumulate with each violation. The number of points a driver receives increases with excess speeds within New Jersey. A driver who is ticketed going between 1 and 14 miles per hour over the speed limit will receive 2 penalty points. A driver ticketed for driving 15 to 29 miles per hour in excess of the speed limit will receive 4 penalty points. A driver going in excess of 30 miles per hour over the speed limit will receive 5 penalty points. A New Jersey license holder may also be assessed 2 points by the motor vehicle commission if they receive a speeding violation outside of the state.
New Jersey insurance companies may also assess eligibility points, which correspond to the penalty points given by the motor vehicle commission. These points may result in an increase in a driver’s insurance premiums and affect eligibility to purchase automobile liability insurance.
Furthermore, the accumulation of points by the motor vehicle commission may result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Notably, a person holding a New Jersey license may have up to 3 points removed from his or her license for completing approved driver improvement programs and good driving behavior.
If you have been issued a speeding ticket, contact Cohn Lifland to help you fight against the potential long-term impacts that points on your license may have.