So i get a speeding ticket $105. 15 over. 4pts
i get another one $105 4pts ticket 13 months later. 1 month over a year. How come i get a $200 surcharge when DMV points are at 5 as of now?
on a side note, traffic ticket vs speeding ticket? whats the difference?
Traffic ticket, speeding ticket, both moving violations.
Are the CONVICTION dates a year apart? Or the ISSUE dates?
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re speeding ticket vs traffic ticket -- a speeding ticket is for speeding other tickets like careless driving , obstructing traffic, etc are traffic tickets Yes you may be subject to the surcharge if the incidents were less than a year apart, but you should hire an attorney to check this for sure ie the statutes.
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The surcharges are based on accumulated points over three years, NJSA 17:29A-35. It goes from the posting dates of the violations (around conviction) not the date of the offense. That last is for point calculation only not for other enhancements. (complicated). The three point reduction kicks in if you go 12 months without a violation. (date of violation to violation not posting date- go figure). What i do not know is if the reduction changes the points you get within three years or only the present points on your abstract.
If you go a full year without any other moving violations 3 points are removed from your driving record.
If you had no moving violations between the first speeding ticket and the second ticket you should get three points removed. Or you can go for another full year without a moving violation and three points will be removed. By the way, traffic and speeding tickets are treated the same as far as points are concerned. Did anyone advise you of unsafe operation, where you get 0 points but pay a much bigger fine?
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