Failure to Stop in NJ
Failure to stop at a red light or a stop sign are violations that are taken very seriously in New Jersey. In fact, fines for a failure to stop ticket are currently amongst the highest in the country. Running red lights is one of the leading causes of accidents in the state of New Jersey.
New Jersey Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
A driver must come to a complete stop within 5 feet of the nearest crosswalk or stop sign and should only proceed after yielding the right of way to all other traffic. Drivers who fail to stop at a stop sign may face severe consequences if convicted of this violation. The fine for not stopping at a stop sign ranges from $52 to $202. Drivers found guilty also earn two points on their driver’s licenses; accumulating 12 or more points will result in the suspension of your license.
Failure to Stop at a Red Light Penalty NJ
A red traffic light requires motorists to stop before entering an intersection or crosswalk and remain stopped until a green light is shown alone, or unless otherwise specifically directed to go by an officer or other special signal.
Motorists found guilty of failing to stop at a red light in New Jersey may face up to 15 days in jail. They will also be issued a fine ranging between $50 and $200. Court fees related to red light tickets can cost up to $33 in addition to a $6 assessment fee. This violation can earn you two points on your driving record if you are convicted.
Tickets Issued by a Police Officer in NJ
Tickets are issued by a law enforcement officer when he/she observes the violation of running a red light. Failure to follow summons for red light tickets will result in earning two points on your driver’s license. Motorists may also have to spend up to 15 days behind bars. In addition to getting two points on their driver’s license, CDL drivers may also have their license suspended if they receive two serious tickets within a three-year span. This is likely to affect your career as a truck driver. Most companies will not hire a driver with one or more serious tickets as it is nearly impossible to ensure such a driver.
Moving Violation Lawyers in NJ
If you are facing charges for failing to stop at a red light or a stop sign in New Jersey, contact The Law Office of Benjamin Friedman for guidance and assistance. Make a well-informed decision after discussing your case with an experienced NJ attorney.