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New Jersey Careless Driving Statute

The New Jersey Careless Driving Statute, found under N.J.S.A. 39:4-97, prohibits operating a vehicle "without due caution and circumspection" or in a manner that endangers persons or property. This statute grants law enforcement officers the authority to issue citations for careless driving, which may result in fines, points on a driver's license, and increased insurance premiums. Drivers cited under this statute have the option to contest the charge in court. Understanding and adhering to the requirements outlined in the New Jersey Careless Driving Statute is essential for all motorists to promote safe driving practices and avoid legal penalties.