NJ Three Point Traffic Ticket Attorney
A majority of New Jersey issued moving violations carry what we commonly referred to as “points”. These points attach to our driver’s abstract and follow us around at Municipal Court, DMV and even with Car Insurance Providers. Excessive accumulation of motor vehicle points may result in yearly surcharges, increased insurance premiums and even a suspension of your driving privileges. Each ticket is assigned a numerical point value. In New Jersey, there or three (3) common types of moving violations that carry three points. These include: N.J.S.A. 39:4-115 Improper Turn at a Traffic Light, N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 Improper Right or Left Turn, and N.J.S.A. 39:4-125 Improper U-Turn.
If you or someone you love have been issued a ticket for making an Improper Turn, contact an experienced traffic attorney today. With offices located throughout New Jersey, our team of attorneys, some of whom were prosecutors themselves, is well-equipped to handle your traffic matter. Call (877) 450-8301 today to receive your complimentary consultation.
Improper Turn at Traffic Light
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 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 or signal with proper care to avoid accidents after coming to a full stop, observing traffic in all directions yielding to other traffic traveling in a direction in which the turn will be made. 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.
Improper Right or Left Turn
N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 Right and left hand turns
Except as otherwise provided in this article, the driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as follows:
(a) Right turns. Both the approach for a right turn and a right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
(b) Left turns on two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is permitted to move in both directions on each roadway entering the intersection, an approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the center line thereof and by passing to the right of such center line where it enters the intersection and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.
(c) Left turns on other than two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is restricted to one direction on one or more of the roadways, the driver of a vehicle intending to turn left at any such intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of such vehicle and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-125 Turning on curve, grade or place where view obstructed or highway marked with “no U turn” sign
The driver of a vehicle shall not turn such vehicle around so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any curve or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade or at any place upon a highway as defined in R.S. 39:1-1 where the view of such vehicle is obstructed within a distance of five hundred feet along the highway in either direction; and no such vehicle shall be turned around so as to proceed in the opposite direction on a highway which shall be conspicuously marked with signs stating “no U turn”.
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