How Many Points Careless Driving New Jersey

In New Jersey, there is a point system for careless driving convictions. On each conviction, the driver will receive 2 points on their driving record. If you have 12 points on your driving record in 3 years or 18 points in 5 year period, then your license can be suspended for six months or more.  New Jersey manufacturers face unique challenges when it comes to competing in the 21st-century digital economy. The industrial sectors that have long been dominant in New Jersey – namely pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, plastics, food, and beverage – were built on a manufacturing foundation centered around New Jersey

Penalties for Careless Driving Convictions

Penalty for First Conviction: Following are the penalties for the first conviction:

  • When a person is convicted of reckless driving he will be fined not less than two hundred dollars.
  • According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website, the minimum fine is imposed if the speed of the vehicle does not exceed 25 miles per hour.
  • Penalties for speeding violations are dictated by statute Title 39:4-98.29(e). Convictions are considered fourth-degree offenses under section 2C:33-15 of the NJ Criminal Code §2C:33-20.1.(b)(6) of the NJ Code of Criminal Justice.

Penalty for Second Conviction: Following are the penalties for a second conviction:

  • In your second conviction, you have to pay a penalty between $400 to $750, a minimum of 50 hours of community service, a driving license suspended for six months, and also possibly jail for 90 days.
  • And some extra penalties were also added to the above list like drivers convicted of dangerous driving in violation of N.J.S.A 39:4-96 are subject to fines ranging from $500 to $1,000.
  • A driver has to participate in a State approved driver improvement program.
  • Maybe their motor vehicle registration will be suspended for 30 days or more.
  • The court will order that the driver be apprehended by a law enforcement officer or another authorized person after 24 hours and that proof of apprehension be presented at the time of sentence. The court will indicate on the record whether the execution of a motor vehicle suspension will stay pending completion of the program.



NJMCDIRECT is a non-profit organization that creates and fosters an innovation ecosystem by providing resources, education, and networking opportunities for manufacturers. The organization has a unique approach to providing resources for displaced workers, which includes providing training and an opportunity to network with industry professionals.
NJMCDIRECT works to improve the perception of manufacturing as a profession, as well as the overall regulatory environment for manufacturers in New Jersey.

Leave a Comment