"Failure to Yield Right of Way at an Intersection, N.J.S.A. 39:4-90"

A driver approaching an intersection pursuant to N.J.S.A 39:4-90 must yield the right of way to a vehicle that has already entered it.

When two vehicles enter at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.

A driver intending to make a left turn, in East Brunswick, New Jersey, for instance, must yield to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction that are so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

When the driver has so yielded, he or she may make the turn.

Other vehicles then approaching must yield to that vehicle.

Upon conviction of this offense, the defendant is assessed two motor vehicle and two insurance points.


New Jersey traffic attorney arranges a plea agreement with the prosecutor of Spotswood, New Jersey, for instance, 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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