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Traffic Law FAQ’s & More Information

State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commision – Online Services


Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in New Jersey — including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available). Click on the underlined links for more information.

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Drinking & Driving Violations Driving while intoxicated (NJ Statutes 39:4-50)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Licensing of drivers (NJ Statutes 39:3-10)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Maintenance of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage (NJ Statutes 39:6B-1)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Registration of automobiles and motorcycles (NJ Statutes 39:3-4)
Illegal U-Turn Turning on curve, grade, or … [where] marked with “no U turn” sign (NJ Statutes 39:4-125)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Action in case of accident (NJ Statutes 39:4-129)
Mechanical Violations Motor vehicle equipment (NJ Statutes 39:3-46 to 39:3-84)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving (NJ Statutes 39:4-96)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Traffic control devices; drivers’ obedience (NJ Statutes 39:4-120.9
Traffic signals; observance (NJ Statutes 39:4-81)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Seat belt usage requirements (NJ Statutes 39:3-76.2f)
Speeding Rates of speed (NJ Statutes 39:4-98 to 39:4-98.9)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Motor vehicle equipment (NJ Statutes 39:3-46 to 39:3-84)

Sometimes it’s easier just to pay a traffic ticket than try to fight it, especially for minor traffic violations. But if a speeding ticket would trigger a higher insurance premium or add too many points to your license, for example, it could be well worth it to fight the ticket. FindLaw’s Fighting a Traffic Ticket section outlines the basics of traffic court procedures and some of the most common ways traffic violators can successfully fight a traffic ticket.

Many motorists will be pulled over by a police officer at least once in their lives, perhaps at a DUI checkpoint or as the result of a speed trap. While traffic stops often are carried out for relatively minor violations such as speeding or running a red light, it’s important for citizens to understand the Fourth Amendment right against unlawful search and seizure and other aspects of the law pertaining to traffic stops.

What to Do If Pulled Over:

Traffic Stops & Searches: Your Rights

  • Traffic Stops & Roadblocks FAQ – Answers to frequently asked questions about sobriety checkpoints, speed traps and various police roadblocks.
  • Vehicle Searches FAQ – Answers to questions regarding vehicle searches, including the need for a warrant and the concept of consent (FindLaw Bookshelf).
  • Search & Seizure: 4th Amendment Rights (Criminal Law Center) – In-depth resources regarding search and seizure law and the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Welcome to FindLaw’s Traffic Tickets A to Z section. This section contains definitions for many common traffic violations and laws, including information on speeding tickets, red light cameras, and violations related to licenses and insurance. Where available, you will also find a link to your state law for the selected violation.

To begin, select an item from the list below.

Some Useful Information from the New Jersey Judiciary:

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