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.
Call Jason T. Komninos, Esq. at (201) 343-4622 to schedule a consultation.