39:4-81. Failure to Observe Signal (red light ticket) = 2pts
This is a ticket issued by a NJ Police Officer when he observes or has reason
to believe that a person has run a red or yellow light. A Summons for Failure
to Observe Signal (39:4-81) otherwise known as running a red or yellow light
will cost you two points on your license and as described below possible other
penalties. In addition to points, you could also receive up to 15 days in jail.
(note that unless your offense involves an accident or a mandatory court
appearance it is very rare, but possible for a judge to impose jail). Many
defense exist to this offense, but you must take the first step and get proper
The Points associated with this ticket 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 this offense should be fought with proper legal
representation and will in most cases cost less than the amount your
insurance will increase.
Because this ticket does have points, if you get too many points (12) your
license will be suspended. If your license is suspended you will not be able to
drive at all. With a suspended license you cannot drive to work, home or
even the grocery store that is why protecting your license and getting the best
representation for your red light traffic ticket (failure to observe signal) is so
important. Don't do it alone we can help. Call our office at 1-800-9-RIGHTS
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** Additional penalties may apply if your red light violation occurs within 1000 feet of school property or school crossing zone. Additional penalties can also apply in a construction or safe neighborhood
zone for Red Light tickets in New Jersey. H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., P.C. Main office address: G-10 Brier Hill Court, East Brunswick NJ 08816. Disclaimer: All fines and penalties listed above are published for
informational purposes only and are believed to be correct at the time of publication. Penalties are subject to change at any time. *Past performance is not indicative of future performance and each case
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Recorded Images Red Light Ticket = 0pts How it works:
The red light cameras work in conjunction with sensors that are set
up in the intersection which automatically triggers the video
cameras when vehicles are going through the red lights. All four
tires of the car must go through the red light. The sensors then
trigger the cameras to provide three separate pictures from the
One shows the vehicle crossing the stop bar painted at the
intersection. The second shows the vehicle crossing the bar.
The third shows the license plate picture for ticketing purposes.
Violators (always the registered owner of the car) receive a ticket in
the mail. This letter notifies the owner of the car of the violation
and gives them access to a website where they can view the video
after entering a pin number. The video will show their vehicle going
through the red light at the designated intersection. A violation
occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after the signal light
has turned red. Motorists trapped inadvertently in an intersection
when the signal changes to red (e.g., waiting to turn left) are not
considered red light runners pursuant to this statute.
Violations are sent to the motorist that is registered as the owner by
the Motor Vehicle Authority not the driver. Due to this fact the
recipient of the fine is not penalized with any points, their driving
record is not blemished and there is no effect on insurance. Unlike
a charge for failing to observe a signal above we suggest that you
pay this ticket if it is in fact your car in the video and picture.
Unfortunately, the cost of fighting a red light ticket in NJ will
generally outweigh the benefit of getting a not guilty verdict at trial.
However, do not wait to pay the ticket because additional penalties
could be assessed against you if you are late with payment such
as, increased fines and even the suspension of your drivers license
or registration privileges
Red Light Tickets Issued by a Police Officer
Red Light Tickets Issued by a Camera
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New Jersey Red Light Ticket Issued By a
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Additional Problems for CDL Truck Drivers: Although CDL Truck
Drivers will get the same 2 points for a Red Light ticket a CDL driver will be
suspended if he get 2 serious tickets in 3 years. Most trucking companies will
not hire you if you have even one ticket serious or not, because they may not
be able to insure you as a driver. Thus if you are a CDL driver you must
contest every ticket and keep your license clean. Call our office not to set up
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RED LIGHT camera tickets were outlawed in NJ as of December
17, 2014. If you have a red light ticket for this offense after this
date your ticket should be dismissed. However points from a red
light ticket in another state may transfer to your NJ license as 2
points if that state considered the red light ticket a moving