Tailgating Ticket N.J.S.A. 39:4-89

Tailgating Traffic Ticket Attorney New Jersey

Whether we are in a hurry because we are late for an appointment or we are just tired of driving behind someone who is moving slowly in the left lane, New Jersey drivers are guilty of tailgating on a fairly regular basis. However, what qualifies as tailgating? According to New Jersey law, tailgating is “following another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to the speed of the preceding vehicle and the traffic upon, and condition of, the highway.” Seems pretty vague, right? This leaves us with a rather subjective interpretation of tailgating that will essentially boil down to the Police Officer’s interpretation and opinion of the alleged traffic violation. If you or someone you love have been charged with Tailgating, Speeding, Reckless Driving, or any other traffic ticket violation, contact the New Jersey Traffic Ticket Attorneys today at 1-800-509-333.

Points For Tailgating NJ

Most New Jersey Motorists’ are squarely concerned with motor vehicle points being assessed to their Driver’s License and understandably so. For a Tailgating offense, under N.J.S.A. 39:4-89, New Jersey’s Division of Motor Vehicle’s (DMV) will assess five (5) points upon conviction. This is important because six (6) points triggers a yearly surcharge for three (3) years and twelve (12) points triggers an Administrative Suspension of your driving privileges.

In addition to these points, the court will impose up to a $200 fine (with the option to double this fine for a violation in a 65 MPH zone or constructions zone), up to 15 days in County Jail, and possibly the suspension of your driving privileges. This court-imposed suspension is permissible pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:5-31, when such person is guilty of a willful violation of the law.

Tailgating Law in New Jersey N.J.S.A. 39:4-89

N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 Following; space between trucks

The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to the speed of the preceding vehicle and the traffic upon, and condition of, the highway.

The driver of a motor truck when traveling upon a highway, outside of a business or residence district, shall not follow another motor truck within one hundred feet, but this shall not be construed to prevent one motor truck overtaking and passing another.

If you wish to speak with a highly skilled New Jersey traffic lawyer, please call The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall today toll free at (877) 450-8301. We provide flexible payment plans and accept major credit cards. We are available nights and weekends for convenient appointments.