TICKETED FOR FAILURE TO KEEP RIGHT?
YOU WILL GET 2 POINTS ON YOUR LICENSE. WE CAN HELP
A Summons for Failure to Keep Right also known as failure to stay right (39:4-83 or sometimes
charged as 39:4-88) will cost you two points on your license and as described below possible
other penalties. This ticket is commonly given to CDL Truck Drivers who are not allowed to drive in the
left hand lane on any highway or road with 2 or more lanes. However, sometimes it is given to anyone who
stays in the left lane other than to pass a car. You are only allowed to be in the left hand lane of any roadway
with two or more lanes to pass another car, it is not considered a driving lane. In addition, to the points
associated with this ticket you could also receive up to 15 days in jail. (note that unless your offense involves an
accident or other violations at the same time, or a mandatory court appearance it is rare, but possible for a
judge to impose jail or suspend your license).
The Points associated with this ticket in NJ can cost you dearly on your insurance. For Insurance purposes
it takes 3 years from the date of your violation/conviction for the points to be eliminated off your insurance.
That is why a conviction for failure to keep or stay right should be fought with proper legal representation as
the cost for representation is almost always much less than the increased insurance costs. Thus you benefit by
saving money and keeping your record clean! We call that a Win Win situation for our clients.
For mandatory court appearance tickets in addition to possible jail the judge does have the discretion to
suspend your license. If you lose your license either because you have accumulated too many points or because
the judge feels that your violation warrants a suspension, you could lose your job, your house and all that is
important to you! Don't go it alone we can help. Call our office at 1-800-9-RIGHTS or (732) 257-5040 to
setup a free in office consultation to find out how we can help you reduce or eliminate these penalties. You have
rights, but you must know how to protect them our New Jersey Traffic Ticket Lawyers can do it for you.