Reckless Driving Penalties
Reckless driving is one of the most serious traffic violations in the state of New Jersey. Likewise, the consequences are more severe. Here is some information on the state’s reckless driving penalties. If you have been charged with reckless driving and are in need of an experienced New Jersey traffic ticket attorney, contact the Law Offices of Carl Spector today.
Reckless Driving Penalties | State Laws
Reckless driving is defined as one who drives a vehicle heedlessly, (which is a gross deviation from the standard of care or grossly improper operation of a vehicle) in a willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property. Reckless driving is defined as one who drives a vehicle heedlessly, (which is a gross deviation from the standard of care or grossly improper operation of a vehicle) in a willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property.
Since reckless driving is one of the most serious moving violations in New Jersey, the consequences are also more serious than others. In some towns reckless driving is commonly tacked on to DWI or DUI, and excessive speeding charges. On a second or subsequent conviction a person shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by a fine not less than $100 or more than $500 or both.
Reckless Driving Penalties | Unsafe Lane Change
In New Jersey, statute number 39:4-88B is also known as an unsafe lane change, or failure to observe traffic lanes. Or in other words, if a road is separated by clear lanes markers, a driver must only change lanes when there is free space to do so. A vehicle shall normally be driven in the lane nearest the right-hand edge or the curb of the roadway when that lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn.
According to the Motor Vehicle Point System, unsafe lane change are 2 point traffic offenses. Conviction of these traffic offenses comes with fines that range from $50 to $200 or imprisonment for a term not to exceeding 15 days or both. In addition, if charged with these traffic offenses in a safe corridor, construction zone or 65MPH zone, the fines are doubled.
If you or a loved one was pulled over or arrested for traffic offenses in New Jersey, contact dedicated New Jersey traffic violation lawyer Carl Spector today for dedicated representation. With over 30 years of experience, he has in depth knowledge of how the New Jersey court system works, and how to best navigate your case to ensure you get the best possible outcome. Call today for a free confidential consultation. Let his experience work for you.