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Improper Passing

Received an Improper Passing Ticket in NJ?

Improper passingSolid line, dashed line, no line… Do you know if you’re allowed to pass that car in front of you? What else do you need to consider when thinking about passing? Attorney David C. Barry can help answer these questions and more. If you’ve been cited with improper passing, N.J.S.A. 39:4-85) and are confused and concerned about the consequences, read on.

The police will issue you a ticket for improper passing in several scenarios: if you pass a vehicle at an intersection, on a hill or curve, at a railroad crossing, on a narrow bridge, or when a sign explicitly prohibits you from doing so, such as in a construction zone.

Penalties for Improper Passing

The penalties for improper passing include:

  • 4 MVC points on your driving record
  • $50-200 in fines (doubled in construction/safe corridor zones)
  • Possible incarceration
  • License suspension at the judges discretion
  • Insurance rate increases

It should be noted that these MVC points remain on your license for a minimum of two years. 12 or more MVC points will result in suspension of your driver’s license. The biggest expense of an improper passing conviction, however, is the impact the points will have on your insurance rates for several years.

Attorney David C. Barry has decades of municipal court experience in and around Middlesex County. David will work tirelessly to protect your rights and driving privileges.  Call him today at 732-204-7387 for a free consultation to find out how he can help you avoid or greatly reduce these penalties.