"Improper Turn at Traffic Signal, N.J.S.A. 39:4-115"

Defendant is guilty of making an improper turn left or right at traffic signal, N.J.S.A. 39:4-115 when he or she fails to turn with proper care on the green light.

This offense may also be committed when he or she turns right when facing a red light without coming to a full stop and yielding to all pedestrians and traffic traveling in the direction in which the turn will be made in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, for example.

Finally, if the defendant makes a right turn on a red light at an intersection that has a sign posted prohibiting such a turn, the defendant commits a violation.

Upon conviction of this violation defendant is assessed three motor vehicle and three insurance points.


New Jersey traffic attorney works out a plea arrangement 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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