In New Jersey Careless Driving is defined in the statute as follows:

A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.

A conviction for careless driving is 2 point violation. There are ways in which a careless driving ticket can be defended in court. The best argument to make is that the action of the driver was not careless at all, or was not likely to endanger any person or property. In other cases the action of the driver may be such that a plea agreement to a 0 point ticket is possible. One such 0 point violation is N.J.S. 39:4-67, Obstruction of traffic.

If you have been cited in New Jersey for Careless Driving under N.J.S. 39:4-97 contact the Law Office of Matthew B. Lun, Esq. today for a consultation.