On October 6, 2015, Bergen County officials announced a crackdown on violations of pedestrians and crosswalk safety laws. Officials seek to reduce the amount of pedestrian-related traffic accidents.
During this crackdown, pedestrians who violate the law may see an increase in summonses for J-walking. Drivers may also see an increase in summonses for failure to yield as well as other motor vehicle violations.
The offense of failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk (N.J.S.A. 39:4-36) is a 2-point ticket.
However, in many cases, drivers who receive a 2-point ticket may be eligible for a plea bargain to reduce the points to a 0-point violation.
If you have been charged with failure to yield or any motor vehicle violation, you should speak to an attorney about your options. Attorney Jason T. Komninos provides a free consultation and can be reached at (201) 343-4622.