Improper Turn At Traffic Light, N.J.S.A. 39:4-115

Improper Turn Traffic Attorneys

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-115, turns at a traffic control device are not permitted under certain circumstances. When you are caught turning at a red light without properly stopping or without yielding to properly flowing traffic, you could be charging with this offense, as well as possible others. If convicted, you face up to fifteen (15) days in the county jail where this occurred, as well as up to a $200 fine. Furthermore, this fine can be doubled if your alleged offense occurrent within a construction zone. With these consequences starring you in the face, it is important to fully inform yourself of the nature of your charges.

Typically, experienced municipal or traffic attorneys can help you to avoid the serious repercussions you may be facing with your Improper Turn violation. To find out how we can assist you, contact our office at 1-800-509-333. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge and we may be reached 24/7 for your convenience.

How Many Point is an Improper Turn Ticket in New Jersey

In New Jersey, a conviction for an Improper Turn, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-115, will result in a three (3) point assessment on your Driver’s Abstract. This is halfway to the six (6) points that triggers yearly NJ Division of Motor Vehicle Commission’s surcharge and a quarter of the way to a DMV imposed suspension! With this in mind, it is crucial that you take caution to avoid having these points placed on your record.

New Jersey Improper Turn at a Traffic Light Law N.J.S.A. 39:4-115

Effective: April 1, 2010

N.J.S.A. 39:4-115. Making right or left turn

The driver of a vehicle or the motorman of a streetcar: a. intending to turn to the right or left at an intersection where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic or police officer, shall proceed to make either turn with proper care to avoid accidents and, except as provided in b. below, only upon the “go” signal unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer, an official sign or special signal; or b. intending to turn right at an intersection where traffic is controlled by a traffic control signal shall, unless an official sign of the State, municipality, or county authority having jurisdiction over the intersection prohibits the same, proceed to make the turn upon a “stop” or “caution” signal with proper care to avoid accidents after coming to a full stop, observing traffic in all directions , yielding to other vehicular traffic traveling in a direction in which the turn will be made, and stopping and remaining stopped for pedestrians crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk, or at an unmarked crosswalk, into which the driver is turning. Both the approach for and the turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, unless such intersection is otherwise posted.

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