I got a traffic violation for "unsafe lane change" on my 17 year old probationary license. can I lose it or get points?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Ramsey, NJ

I was driving on route 17 north

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  1. Benjamin G Kelsen

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    Answered . Yes and yes. You are looking at 4 points and could be looking at a suspension or extension of your probationary period.

    Under 39:3-13.4d (Probationary driver's license), in addition to any other penalties provided under law, the holder of a probationary license who accumulates more than two motor vehicle points or is convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.189 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5; subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1; or any other motor vehicle law the chief administrator deems to be significant and applicable pursuant to regulation shall, for the first violation, be required to satisfactorily complete a remedial training course of not less than four hours which may be given by the commission, a driving school licensed by the chief administrator pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-2), or any Statewide safety organization approved by the chief administrator. The course shall be administered pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the chief administrator and subject to oversight by the commission. The authority of the chief administrator to suspend, revoke, or deny issuance of an initial or renewal license to operate a driving school or an instructor's license, and to assess fines, pursuant to P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-1 et seq.) shall apply to any violations related to the administration of a remedial training course. The license holder shall also remit a course fee prior to the commencement of the course.

    When notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a probationary license holder has been convicted of a second or subsequent violation, in addition to any other penalties provided under law, the chief administrator shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the probationary license for three months, and shall postpone eligibility for a basic license for an equivalent period. In addition, when the chief administrator is notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a probationary license holder has been convicted of any alcohol or drug-related offense unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle, and he is not otherwise subject to any other suspension penalty therefor, the chief administrator shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the probationary license for six months.

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  2. Mark M Cheser

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . If this is a 4-88 it is only 2 points. On a probationary license you cannot reduce to 0 points but the MVC does not normally take action until 4 points. If it is a 4 pointer, like 4-85, passing on the left you could use an attorney to reduce to 2 points or try that on your own.

  3. Matisyahu Wolfberg

    Contributor Level 11

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    Answered . I would agree with the answers of the above attorneys.

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