Accumulating too many points on your New Jersey license might jeopardize your privilege to drive. If you rely on driving for your job, this outcome could interfere with your work and stall your career.
A driver improvement course may provide a solution for you to remove some points from your record. However, you must first meet the eligibility requirements to participate.
An ideal circumstance would be to have no points on your record. Serious traffic violations will result in a higher number of points than minor offenses. However, too many minor offenses in a short period of time can also do damage to your driving record. Examples of some behaviors that may jeopardize your license include the following:
- Driving under the influence
Once added to your record, points remain for a number of years. During this time, you might find it difficult to acquire employment for jobs that assess your driving record. You may also feel more anxious driving and fearful of making another mistake and losing your license.
A driver improvement course has several benefits including a chance to lower the number of points you have. You can also learn more about safe driving habits and receive education about the impact of certain behaviors behind the wheel. If your circumstances qualify you to participate, you will receive a notice informing you of your next steps. According to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, successfully completing coursework could drop three points from your record.
Maintaining a good driving record can help you avoid more serious repercussions including fines, license suspensions and even jail time in serious cases. Consulting with your legal team can also help you assess your options for handling your record so you can avoid worse consequences.