Failure to Observe a Stop Sign or Yield Sign, N.J.S.A. 39:4-144

Failure to Observe a Stop Sign Ticket New Jersey

In New Jersey, it is a moving traffic violation to fail to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Hopefully, most drivers are already aware of this. However, what most drivers are unaware of is that a violation of this offense carries with it two (2) points on your driving record maintain by New Jersey’s Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV), up to a $200 fine (which can be doubled if your offense occurred in a designated safe neighborhood zone or construction zone), and in extreme circumstances up fifteen (15) days in county jail. Suffice to say, these are pretty serious consequences for rolling through a stop sign. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-144, a judge may convict you of failure to observe a stop sign and sentence you in accordance with the above-mentioned law. Moreover, depending on the circumstances, DMV may impose there own form of punishment in the form of a license suspension.

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Can My License be Suspended for Failure to Observe a Stop Sign?

Yes. Not only the municipal court, but the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may suspend your New Jersey Driving Privileges for a violation of this offense. In Cresse v. Parsekian, a Motorist’s violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-144, requiring driver approaching intersection on street with a stop sign to yield right of way to traffic on intersecting street, which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard made his license subject to suspension by director of motor vehicles, even if violation had not caused an accident.

What is the Law for Failing to Obey a Stop Sign, N.J.S.A. 39:4-144

N.J.S.A. 39:4-144 Stopping or yielding right of way before entering stop or yield intersections

No driver of a vehicle or street car shall enter upon or cross an intersecting street marked with a “stop” sign unless :

a. The driver has first brought the vehicle or street car to a complete stop at a obey point within five feet of the nearest crosswalk or stop line marked upon the pavement at the near side of the intersecting street and shall proceed only after yielding the right of way to all vehicular traffic on the intersecting street which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

b. No driver of a vehicle or street car shall enter upon or cross an intersecting street marked with a “yield right of way” sign without first slowing to a reasonable speed for existing conditions and visibility, stopping if necessary, and the driver shall yield the right of way to all vehicular traffic on the intersecting street which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard; unless, in either case, the driver is otherwise directed to proceed by a traffic or police officer or traffic control signal.

c. No driver of a vehicle or street car shall turn right at an intersecting street marked with a “stop” sign or “yield right of way” sign unless the driver stops and remains stopped for pedestrians crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk, or at an unmarked crosswalk, into which the driver is turning.

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