What are “points” on a drivers license in New Jersey?

At some point or another in a person’s driving history, there is a pretty significant chance that they will receive a traffic ticket. When someone is issued a ticket for speeding, for example, they may be faced with a point violation. When an individual has points added to their driver’s license, they may face increased insurance premiums and may even be in jeopardy for a license suspension.

In New Jersey, there is a schedule for points that may be added to a license if the driver commits a traffic violation. As far as speeding in New Jersey goes, the points schedule is as follows:

  • If a driver speeds 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit, they are subject to a 2-point violation
  • If a driver speeds 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit, they are subject to a 4-point violation
  • If a driver speeds 30 miles per hour or more over the speed limit, they will be subject toΒ a 5 point violation and a reckless driving ticket

If an individual gets 12 or more points on their license, they may be subject to a license suspension. New Jersey offers programs for drivers to have some points removed from a license as long as they complete the program.

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