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Driving points and records in New Jersey

Have you ever received a traffic ticket in New Jersey? If you are like most people, you have had at least one ticket in your lifetime. This does not mean that you are a dangerous driver although sometimes the law can make you feel that way. Even driving five miles over the speed limit can find you facing fines and even points on your driving record.

That's right, the most minor infraction can have an affect long after you have paid your fine and gone on your way. According to the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, the minimum number of points that any traffic violation adds to your record is two. So that speeding ticket when you were going 35 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone will add two points on your record. Generally speaking, points stay on your record for three years.

If you end up with six points in a given three-year timeframe, you can expect to pay a surcharge. The amount of your surcharge will go up with every point added beyond six. If you get arrested for drunk driving, you may well be cited for various traffic violations. These can add to the consequences you may face due to your DUI especially if you fail to pay a surcharge as that results in your license being suspended.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but instead is meant to be an overview of how drivers in New Jersey can amass points on their driving records and how that may impact them.

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