New Jersey Point System

Last updated: July 1, 2010 blank space Motor Vehicle Services

Any person who is convicted of any of the following offenses, including offenses committed while operating a motorized bicycle, shall be assessed points for each conviction in accordance with the following schedule:


Except for a parking ticket, a record of this conviction will be sent to the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) that issued your license. Effective September 30, 2005, if you hold a commercial driver's license and you are convicted of two or more serious traffic violations, the MVC may, depending on your record, suspend your commercial driving privileges even if the violations were committed in a non-commercial motor vehicle. For more information, visit the official MVC web site at


(For more information, including DWI information, visit the New Jersey Point System and Drunk Driving Facts page)

NJSA Section # Offense Points

New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway

27:23-29 Moving against traffic 2
27:23-29 Improper passing 4
27:23-29 Unlawful use of median strip 2

All roads and highways

39:3-20b Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph 3
39:4-14.3 Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway 2
39:4-14.3d More than one person on a motorized bicycle 2
39:4-35 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk 2
39:4-36 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk 2
39:4-41 Driving through safety zone 2
39:4-52 Racing on highway 5
39:4-55 Improper action or omission on grades and curves 2
39:4-57 Failure to observe direction of officer 2
39:4-66 Failure to stop vehicle before crossing  sidewalk 2
39:4-66.1 Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway 2
39:4-66.2 Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal 2
39:4-71 Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk 2
39:4-80 Failure to obey direction of officer  2
39:4-81 Failure to observe traffic signals* (Red Light Camera- 0 pts.)  2
*No points assessed for red light camera violation  0
39:4-82 Failure to keep right  2
39:4-82.1 Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider 2
39:4-83 Failure to keep right at intersection 2
39:4-84 Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction 5
39:4-85 Improper passing on right or off roadway  4
39:4-85.1 Wrong way on a one-way street 2
39:4-86 Improper passing in no passing zone  4
39:4-87 Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle 2
39:4-88 Failure to observe traffic lanes 2
39:4-89 Tailgating 5
39:4-90 Failure to yield at intersection 2
39:4-90.1 Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways 2
39:4-91-92 Failure to yield to emergency vehicles 2
39:4-96 Reckless driving 5
39:4-97 Careless driving 2
39:4-97a Destruction of agricultural or recreational property 2
39:4-97.1 Slow speed blocking traffic 2
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
39:4-98 Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit 2
39:4-98 Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit 4
39:4-98 Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit 5
39:4-105 Failure to stop for traffic light 2
39:4-115 Improper turn at traffic light 3
39:4-119 Failure to stop at flashing red signal  2
39:4-122 Failure to stop for police whistle  2
39:4-123 Improper right or left turn  3
39:4-124 Improper turn from approved turning course 3
39:4-125 Improper U-turn 3
39:4-126 Failure to give proper signal 2
39:4-127 Improper backing or turning in street 2
39:4-127.1 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing 2
39:4-127.2 Improper crossing of bridge 2
39:4-128 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles 2
39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus 5