New Jersey Stop Sign and Yield Sign Laws: How to Avoid Points on Your License

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New Jersey Stop Sign and Yield Sign Laws: How to Avoid Points on Your License

Most New Jersey drivers are aware that failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign can lead to a ticket being issued, but did you know that this violation can also lead to points on your license? Similarly, points can be assigned to your license if you do not observe the rules of a yield 11sign correctly. If you have found yourself facing penalties from failure to observe a stop sign or yield sign, please call me, Corey Morano, Esq. right away at 201-598-5019 or send me an email at coreymorano@gmail.com.

 

Receiving points on a license is a serious repercussion facing those who have been convicted of a moving violation. It is important to understand how New Jersey stop sign and yield sign laws operate in order to avoid this penalty. Never pass through an intersection that is marked with a stop sign unless you come to a complete stop close to the stop line, and always make sure that you observe safe driving habits when deciding to pass or merge with incoming traffic. Slow down when approaching yield signs and ensure that the route is clear when deciding to enter the intersection or when merging onto the next street. Follow instructions from traffic officers and always yield to pedestrians. The full statute outlining these laws in more detail can be found below. If you have already violated one of these conditions and are in need of quality legal representation, then contact the Morano Law Firm today to find out how you can avoid points on your license.

39:4-144. Stopping or yielding right of way before entering stop or yield intersections.

39:4-144. No driver of a vehicle or street car shall enter upon or cross an intersecting street marked with a “stop” sign unless:

a.     The driver has first brought the vehicle or street car to a complete stop at a point within five feet of the nearest crosswalk or stop line marked upon the pavement at the near side of the intersecting street and shall proceed only after yielding the right of way to all vehicular traffic on the intersecting street which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

b.     No driver of a vehicle or street car shall enter upon or cross an intersecting street marked with a “yield right of way” sign without first slowing to a reasonable speed for existing conditions and visibility, stopping if necessary, and the driver shall yield the right of way to all vehicular traffic on the intersecting street which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard; unless, in either case, the driver is otherwise directed to proceed by a traffic or police officer or traffic control signal.

c.     No driver of a vehicle or street car shall turn right at an intersecting street marked with a “stop” sign or “yield right of way” sign unless the driver stops and remains stopped for pedestrians crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk, or at an unmarked crosswalk, into which the driver is turning.

Amended 1956, c.107, s.5; 1958, c.114, s.4; 2008, c.9, s.1; 2009, c.319, s.4.

If you have found yourself facing penalties from failure to observe a stop sign or yield sign, please call me, Corey Morano, Esq. right away at 201-598-5019 or send me an email at coreymorano@gmail.com.

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