Failure To Observe A Traffic Signal N.J.S.A. 39:4-81
This statute is the failure to observe a traffic signal. There are two levels to this statute:
- Failing to observe a traffic signal and,
- Failing to observe a traffic signal in a safe corridor, construction zone or a 65 MPH area.
Failing to observe the signal will normally cost a person $81 in New Jersey. But if a person ignores the signal in a safe corridor, construction zone, or in a 65 MPH zone it will cost them $136. It will also is a 2 points violation.
The most common example that falls under this statute is running a red light. In addition, saying the light was yellow does not constitute a defense under New Jersey law. Also, this statute also applies to pedestrians as well as drivers.
By Carl Spector