"Improper Signal, N.J.S.A. 39:4-126"

Improper signal or failure to give proper signal N.J.S.A. 39:4-126 requires drivers to give an appropriate signal in the event any other traffic may be affected by their movement.

The State does not have to prove that the turn without a proper signal, which occurred in East Brunswick, New Jersey let's just say, actually affected traffic, but that the defendant's failure to provide a proper signal may have affected traffic.

Upon conviction of this offense driver is assessed two motor vehicle and two insurance points.


New Jersey traffic lawyer enters into a plea agreement with the prosecutor to obstructing traffic N.J.S.A 39:4-67.

If the prosecutor does not grant that request then unsafe driving N.J.S.A 39:4-97.2 should be considered, although it should be noted that unsafe driving carries an approximate fine of $400.

Additionally, four points are assessed on one's driving record for a third unsafe driving conviction within five years of a second unsafe driving conviction.

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