New Jersey Motorvehicle Point Schedule

When points add up, the DMV can suspend your license, impose DMV Surchrges, and your Insurance Company can increase your rates. With the experienced lawyers at Avery & Avery with you in Court, we can often minimize or eliminate your points by negotiating and/or bringing your case to trial. 

With the experience and reputation of Avery & Avery on your side, Judges and Prosecutors will give you the respect and consideration you deserve. 

NJSA point schedule

  • 27:23-29 Moving against traffic 2 points
  • 27:23-29 Improper passing 4 points
  • 27:23-29 Unlawful use of median strip 2 points
  • 39:3-20 Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 30 mph 3 points
  • 39:4-14.3 Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway 2 points
  • 39:4-14.3d More than one person on a motorized bicycle 2 points
  • 39:4-35 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk 2 points
  • 39:4-36 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk 2 points
  • 39:4-41 Driving through safety zone 2 points
  • 39:4-52
  • 39:5C-1 Racing on highway 5 points
  • 39:4-55 Improper action or omission on grades and curves 2 points
  • 39:4-57 Failure to observe direction of officer 2 points
  • 39:4-66 Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk 2 points
  • 39:4-66.1 Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway 2 points
  • 39:4-66.2 Operating a motor vehicle on public or private property to avoid a traffic control signal or sign 2 points
  • 39:4-71 Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk 2 points
  • 39:4-80 Failure to obey direction of officer 2 points
  • 39:4-81 Failure to observe traffic signals 2 points
  • 39:4-82 Failure to keep right 2 points
  • 39:4-82.1 Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider 2 points
  • 39:4-83 Failure to keep right at intersection 2 points
  • 39:4-84 Failure to pass right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction 5 points
  • 39:4-85 Improper passing on right or off roadway 4 points
  • 39:4-85.1 Wrong way on a one_way street 2 points
  • 39:4-86 Improper passing in no passing zone 4 points
  • 39:4-87 Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle 2 points
  • 39:4-88 Failure to observe traffic lanes 2 points
  • 39:4-89 Tailgating 5 points
  • 39:4-90. Failure to yield at intersection 2 points
  • 39:4-90.1 Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways 2 points
  • 39:4-91
  • 39:4-92 Failure to yield to emergency vehicles 2 points
  • 39:4-96 Reckless driving 5 points
  • 39:4-97 Careless driving 2 points
  • 39:4-97a Destruction of agricultural or recreational property 2 points
  • 39:4-97.1 Slow speed blocking traffic 2 points
  • 39:4-97.2 Driving in an unsafe manner (points only assessed for the third or subsequent violation(s) within a five year period) 4 points
  • 39:4-98
  • 39:4-99 Exceeding maximum speed 1_14 mph over limit 2 points
  • Exceeding maximum speed 15_29 mph over limit 4 points
  • Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit 5 points
  • 39:4-105 Failure to stop for traffic light 2 points
  • 39:4-115 39. Improper turn at traffic light 3 points
  • 39:4-119 Failure to stop at flashing red signal 2 points
  • 39:4-122 Failure to stop for police whistle 2 points
  • 39:4-123 Improper right or left turn 3 points
  • 39:4-124 Improper turn from approved turning course 3 points
  • 39:4-125 Improper “U” turn 3 points
  • 39:4-126 Failure to give proper signal 2 points
  • 39:4-127 Improper backing or turning in street 2 points
  • 39:4-127.1 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing 2 points
  • 9:4-127.2 Improper crossing of bridge 2 points
  • 39:4-128 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles 2 points
  • 39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus 5 points
  • 39:4-128.4 Improper passing of a frozen dessert truck 4 points
  • 39:4-129 Leaving the scene of an accident
    • No personal injury 2 points
    • Personal injury 8 points
  • 39:4-144 Failure to observe “stop” or “yield” signs 2 points
  • 39:5D 4 54. Moving violation Out of State 2 points


Additional Resources:

What are 'Surcharges'? See:

Does the State have an 'easy to read' description of Points together with DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving Penalties? See:

Can I reduce my points by attending a driver improvement program? See:

How do I get my license restored? See:

How can I get a 'Driver Abstract", or history of my driving record? See", or, or, or

My 'Driver Abstract" is difficult to understand, what does it mean? See:

What Services are offered at the Bergen County DMV Locations? See:

What Services are offered at the Hudson County DMV Locations? See:

What Services are offered at the Passaic County DMV Locations? See:

What Services are offered at the Essex County DMV Locations? See:

What Services are offered at the Morris County DMV Locations? See:

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