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  • Can You Get a Ticket for Tailgating?

    Can You Get a Ticket for Tailgating?

    Drivers often tailgate without thinking, not worrying about how dangerous it is; for many, the possibility of getting a ticket does not even enter their mind. However, you can get a ticket for tailgating in New Jersey. What Is a Safe Driving Distance? Here are two common ways to gauge a safe driving distance: N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 (New…

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  • Disobeying a Traffic Control Device: Understanding the Risks and Consequences

    Disobeying a Traffic Control Device: Understanding the Risks and Consequences

    Whether you’re running late for an appointment or simply not paying attention, disobeying a traffic control device can have serious consequences. From traffic tickets to accidents, ignoring the rules of the road puts you and others at risk. Additionally, receiving a traffic ticket can be a frustrating and stressful experience, especially if you believe you…

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  • Can I Get a Ticket for Not Wearing a Seat Belt in New Jersey?

    Can I Get a Ticket for Not Wearing a Seat Belt in New Jersey?

    Every motorist should know that wearing a seat belt is required, but not everyone does it. In New Jersey, all motor vehicle passengers must safely wear a seat belt, whether in the front or back seat. If a law enforcement officer stops a vehicle and sees drivers and passengers not wearing them, tickets may be…

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  • Can You Get a Traffic Ticket for Texting While Driving in New Jersey?

    Can You Get a Traffic Ticket for Texting While Driving in New Jersey?

    Most people are well aware that texting and driving is dangerous, yet 25 percent of all accidents are caused by drivers using cell phones. For so many, texting and driving is a bad habit they practice without considering the possible harm to themselves and others. Besides causing an accident, can you get a traffic ticket…

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  • Can a Lawyer Help Me With a Speeding Ticket?

    Can a Lawyer Help Me With a Speeding Ticket?

    Receiving a speeding ticket can be a frustrating experience, and the consequences may extend beyond the fine itself, potentially impacting your driving record and insurance premiums. If you face a speeding ticket in New Jersey, you might wonder if hiring a lawyer is a worthwhile investment. Like many states, New Jersey has a point system…

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  • Do You Get a Ticket for Causing a Car Accident?

    Do You Get a Ticket for Causing a Car Accident?

    The vast majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence. This can include a range of unsafe or reckless driving behaviors, from speeding and tailgating to distracted driving, drunk driving, or swerving in and out of lanes. If the police officer at the scene determines that you were at fault for causing the accident,…

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  • Can a Reckless Driving Charge Be Reduced?

    Can a Reckless Driving Charge Be Reduced?

    If you drive in New Jersey, it is vital to understand your rights and responsibilities on the road. One of the gravest traffic offenses in New Jersey is reckless driving. Reckless driving goes beyond merely breaking the speed limit or failing to signal. It is defined by New Jersey law as driving a vehicle heedlessly,…

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  • The Points System in New Jersey: How Traffic Violations Affect Your Driving Record

    The Points System in New Jersey: How Traffic Violations Affect Your Driving Record

    In the state of New Jersey, traffic violations are not taken lightly. They are governed by a points-based system designed to deter drivers from breaking traffic laws and to encourage safe driving habits. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) assigns points to the driver’s record when traffic violations occur. Accumulation of these points can…

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  • When Can a Traffic Ticket Be Dismissed?

    Traffic tickets are given to New Jersey motorists for various reasons, and depending on the circumstances, some are dismissed. This is important because of consequences like high fines, insurance surcharges, points, and premium increases. Here are some helpful insights about how these tickets can be handled in court. Can Incorrect Information on a Ticket Lead…

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  • Am I Required to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

    Am I Required to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

    If an officer suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI) and asks you to take a field sobriety test, you may politely decline. In New Jersey, the law does not require you to comply with their request. It is essential to know your rights because no police officer will tell you that field sobriety…

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