New Jersey Driving Laws: Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle (NJSA 39:4-87)

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New Jersey Driving Laws: Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle (NJSA 39:4-87)

Drivers experiencing frustration on the road at the hands of other motorists may attempt to engage in risky behaviors to express their anger. KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERACompeting with other drivers can take on many dangerous forms, but one of the most commonly seen actions is the failure for a driver to yield to another driver who is attempting to enter their lane. This occurs when the driver about to be passed decides to increase the speed of the vehicle so that the other driver cannot safely enter the lane he or she is trying to enter.

 

Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle is a violation of New Jersey law that carries with it stiff penalties. Because this action can lead to a serious accident for both parties involved, the repercussions assigned to the driver who fails to yield are severe. Fines, points on the license, license suspensions, and even jail time can result from this violation. For these reasons, it is best to always think rationally when driving and to never engage in risky or competitive behaviors. If you or someone you know is facing legal consequences as a result of failing to observe this statute, please do not to call me Corey Morano, Esq. right away at 201-598-5019 or at coreymorano@gmail.com for quality legal representation.

 

The full statute is contained below.

 

39:4-87. Overtaken vehicle to give way

 

The driver of a vehicle on a highway, about to be overtaken and passed by another vehicle, approaching from the rear, shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on suitable and audible signal being given by the driver of the overtaking vehicle, and shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.

What are the New Jersey Point Violations? A List of all New Jersey Tickets with Points that can Raise Insurance Rates

Keep those points on your New Jersey license clear by hiring a traffic attorney. Below is a list of the NJSA point schedule. This can help you answer the question, “how much will my insurance go up if I get a traffic ticket?”

All of these tickets can have a direct effect on your license raise your insurance premiums. Call me at 201-598-5019 or email me directly at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com for a free consultation on traffic court.

New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway
27:23–29 Moving against traffic
2
27:23–29 Improper passing
4
27:23–29 Unlawful use of median strip
2
All roads and highways
39:3–20 Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph
3
39:4–14.3 Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway
2
39:4–14.3d More than one person on a motorized bicycle
2
39:4–35 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk
2
39:4–36 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk
2
39:4– 41 Driving through safety zone
2
39:4–52 Racing on highway
5
39:4–55 Improper action or omission on grades and curves
2
39:4–57 Failure to observe direction of officer
2
39:4–66 Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk
2
39:4–66.1 Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway
2
39:4–66.2 Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal
2
39:4–71 Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk
2
39:4–80 Failure to obey direction of officer
2
39:4–81 Failure to observe traffic signals* (Red Light Camera- 0 pts.)
2
*No points assessed for red light camera violation
0
39:4–82 Failure to keep right
2
39:4–82.1 Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider
2
39:4–83 Failure to keep right at intersection
2
39:4–84 Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction
5
39:4–85 Improper passing on right or off roadway
4
39:4–85.1 Wrong way on a one-way street
2
39:4–86 Improper passing in no passing zone
4
39:4–87 Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle
2
39:4–88 Failure to observe traffic lanes
2
39:4–89 Tailgating
5
39:4–90 Failure to yield at intersection
2
39:4–90.1 Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways
2
39:4–91–92 Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
2
39:4–96 Reckless driving
5
39:4–97 Careless driving
2
39:4–97a Destruction of agricultural or recreational property
2
39:4–97.1 Slow speed blocking traffic
2
39:4–97.2 Driving in an unsafe manner (points only for third or subsequent offense within five years of most recent 39:4-97.2 conviction)
4
39:4–98 Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit
2
Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit
4
Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit
5
39:4–105 Failure to stop for traffic light
2
39:4–115 Improper turn at traffic light
3
39:4–119 Failure to stop at flashing red signal
2
39:4–122 Failure to stop for police whistle
2
39:4–123 Improper right or left turn
3
39:4–124 Improper turn from approved turning course
3
39:4–125 Improper u-turn
3
39:4–126 Failure to give proper signal
2
39:4–127 Improper backing or turning in street
2
39:4–127.1 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing
2
39:4–127.2 Improper crossing of bridge
2
39:4–128 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles
2
39:4–128.1 Improper passing of school bus
5
39:4–128.4 Improper passing of frozen dessert truck
4
39:4–129 Leaving the scene of an accident –
no personal injury
2
Personal injury
8
39:4–144 Failure to observe stop or yield signs
2
39:5C–1 Racing on highway
5
39:5D–4 Moving violation committed out-of-state
2