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Careless Driving

Careless Driving

Careless driving is one of the most common violations heard in New Jersey municipal court.  For police, careless driving has become a catch-all violation given out when they think a driver's actions on the road are careless and erratic.

39:4-97. Careless driving

39:4-97. A person who drives a vehicle 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.

Fines and Penalties for Careless Driving

If you are convicted of or plead guilty to Careless Driving in New Jersey, the Court must fine you anywhere from $50 to $200 (39:4-203), court costs up to $33 (N.J.S.A. 22A:3-4) and a $6 assessment (N.J.S.A. 39:5-41). The Court also has the discretion to imprison you up to 15 days in jail (39:4-203).

The above listed fines must be doubled when the offense is in an area designated with a speed limit of 65 miles per hour (N.J.S.A. 39:4-98.6) or committed in an area of highway construction or repair or when committed in a designated safe corridor (N.J.S.A. 39:4-203.5).

Careless Driving is a violation listed in the N.J.S.A. Point Schedule and the Motor Vehicle Commission will add 2 points to your New Jersey Driving record if convicted.

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If you are charged with Careless Driving in Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Hudson, Essex County or anywhere in the State of New Jersey, Traffic Lawyer David L. Pine will be able to defend and protect your driving record.  Call David L. Pine today!

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