"Right or Left Hand Turn Violation; N.J.S.A. 39:4-123"
A person is guilty of making an improper right hand turn violation if the approach for the right turn or the turn itself is not made as close as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway.
An improper left turn on a two way roadway occurs if the approach for the left turn is not made in the portion of the right half of the roadway nearest to the center line.
The turn must be made by passing to the right of the center line where it enters the intersection and after entering the intersection, the left turn must be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered.
An improper left turn on a road other than a two way roadway occurs when the driver does not approach the intersection in the extreme left lane lawfully available for traffic.
The turn is also improper if after entering the intersection, the turn is not made so as to leave the intersection as nearly as practicable in the left lane lawfully available to traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered.
Upon conviction of this offense in Piscataway, New Jersey, for example, defendant will be assessed
three motor vehicle and three insurance points.
New Jersey Traffic lawyer attempts an alternative plea in court 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.
Even a plea to
careless driving N.J.S.A. 39:4-97
which is a two point violation would reflect one less point on the defendant's driving and insurance record.
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