Careless driving is one of the most common traffic offenses handled in municipal court. The ticket is usually issued to a driver who is deemed to be at fault for a car accident. Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-97, any person who drives carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.
A careless driving conviction will result in two points on your driving record. This can cause your insurance premium to go up in price depending on how many points you already have on your insurance.
If you’ve been caught for careless driving, call our team of traffic lawyers today at 732-308-0200.
Careless Driving Vs. Reckless Driving
The careless driving statute is similar to the reckless driving statute. However, the penalties for careless driving are less severe. Someone who was recklessly driving was intentionally driving in a manner likely to endanger a person or property. Someone who was carelessly driving likely had a less culpable mind set.
Someone who is caught with a careless driving charge also doesn’t have to pay a fine or serve jail time like a person who is caught with reckless driving. However, a person with a careless driving charge will still face a higher car insurance premium and a possible suspension of their license.
Call a Traffic Attorney Near You
If you’ve been given a ticket for careless driving, it’s not the end of the world. Our highly skilled team of traffic lawyers has almost thirty years of experience in defending drivers who have been arrested for careless driving. Our duty as a staff of legal professionals is to get you the best outcome possible in court. Call us today at 732-308-0200.