State Wide Bureau Schedules & Point System

Penalties & Fines: Point System (Moving Violations)

Any driver who is convicted of a moving violation, including offenses committed while operating a motorized bicycle, will be assessed points for each conviction in accordance with the New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A) Point Schedule.

Interstate Compacts

New Jersey belongs to 2 Interstate Compacts. Member states exchange information to ensure driver compliance with the law and that they receive penalties for violations.

The Nonresident Violator Compact

  • Assures nonresident motorists the same rights and privileges as resident motorists
  • Includes 44 states and the District of Columbia
  • Provides that nonresident drivers have due process protection and cannot be detained out-of-state
  • Requires drivers to fulfill the terms of traffic citations received in member states or face the possibility of license suspension in their home state

Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon and Wisconsin are not members.

Note: The compact does not apply to parking or standing violations, highway weight limit violations, and violations of Hazmat transportation laws.

The National Driver License Compact

  • Ensures that out -of -state violations become part of your NJ driving record. Two points are assessed for each moving violation
  • Exchanges violation information with other states* and the District of Columbia

Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee and Wisconsin are not members.

Point Violation Notices

The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will automatically send an advisory notice if your point total is between 6 and 11. For a total of 12 or more points, MVC will issue an automatic notice of scheduled suspension.

Points Stay on Your Record

Even after your license is restored, all point violations remain on your permanent driver history record. However, this record differs from your current driver status; your current status equals the point total minus the point credit deductions.