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Will I get points on my license for speeding?

On Behalf of | May 18, 2021 | Traffic Violations

A driver’s license is a privilege and not a right. As such, the state can take your license away if you abuse it. There is a system in place to help ensure that you drive safely and face punishment if you do not.

According to the Official Site of the State of New Jersey, you may get points on your driving record for certain offenses. These points may add up over time and allow the state to suspend your license if you accumulate too many. Speeding is one of the things that could result in points on your record.

Excessive speeding

Most of the violations related to speeding that will get you points on your driving record are those for excessively exceeding the posted speed limit.

Going over 45 mph on a constructor vehicle results in three points. Racing, which usually includes speeding, can result in five points when done on a highway. Driving too fast on grades or curves could get you two points.

Tailgating is often a result of speeding or trying to speed, which could land you with five points. Excessive speeding may cause an officer to give you a ticket for reckless driving, which would be five points, or careless driving, which is two points. Another similar violation is driving in an unsafe manner, which can give you four points.

The standard points for speeding depend on how much faster than the speed limit you were going. If your ticket is for 1 to 14 mph over, you get two points, 15 to 29 mph over, you get four points, and anything 30 mph over will result in five points.

Basic speeding

While most speeding violations that result in points require excessive or reckless actions, there is one instance where you can get points for any type of speeding. The state will give you two points for any type of moving violation that you receive when in another state. For example, if you go to Pennsylvania and receive a speeding ticket, that is a moving violation, so you will get two points on your driving record. It does not matter how much in excess of the speed limit your ticket is for.