Improper Crossing of a Bridge (N.J.S.A. 39:4-127.2)
N.J.S.A. 39:4-127.2 of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Statutes is contained in Title 39- Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws, Chapter 3- Motor Vehicles and Article 14- Turns, Hand Signals, Starting and Stopping, 39:4-127.2. Movable span bridges.
The law: N.J.S.A. 39:4-127.2
The New Jersey law which prohibits Improper Crossing of a Bridge provides:
“No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any gate or barrier at or on the approaches to a movable span bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed, nor shall any person drive any vehicle in disobedience to the directions of a traffic control signal or sign, police officer or duly authorized bridge tender, flagman or gateman, located at or in advance of said bridge.”
Fines and Penalties- NJ Improper Crossing of a Bridge
If you are convicted of or plead guilty to an Improper Crossing of a Bridge in New Jersey, the Court has the discretion to imprison you up to 15 days in jail (39:4-203). Additionally, the Court must fine you anywhere from $50 to $200 (39:4-203), court costs up to $33 (N.J.S.A. 22A:3-4) and a $6 assessment (N.J.S.A. 39:5-41).
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Points- New Jersey Improper Crossing of a Bridge
Improper Crossing of a Bridge- N.J.S.A. 39:4-127.2 is a violation listed in the N.J.S.A. Point Schedule and the Motor Vehicle Commission will add 2 points to your New Jersey Driving record if convicted.
License Suspension- Improper Crossing of a Bridge in NJ
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will suspend a person’s New Jersey driver’s license any time a driver accumulates 12 or more points. The length of the suspension will depend on the Motor Vehicle Point Accumulation chart. Additionally, the Court or the Motor Vehicle Commission may suspend your New Jersey driver’s license if it is found that you committed this violation “willfully” (N.J.S.A. 39:5-31).
New Jersey Insurance Premiums- Improper Crossing of a Bridge in New Jersey
In addition, if you hold an New Jersey automotive insurance policy, your automobile insurance company will add 2 points to your “insurance eligibility points”, pursuant to N.J.S.A 11:3-34.5 and Appendix A. You’ll need to pay higher insurance premiums as you gain “insurance eligibility points” . If you get 7 or more “insurance eligibility points” points, you will not be able to obtain automobile insurance on the voluntary market. Instead, you’ll have to pay more to get at-risk coverage through the New Jersey Personal Automobile Insurance Plan (NJPAIP).
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Surcharges- Improper Crossing of a Bridge
Surcharges are fines assessed by Motor Vehicle Commission (in addition to everything else) on an annual basis for drivers who have earned excessive points or committed a specific violations. This is not one of those specific violations, however, if you accumulate 6 or more points within a three years from our last violation, you will receive a $150 surcharge plus $25 for each additional point. If you do not pay your New Jersey surcharges, the Motor Vehicle Commission will suspend your driving privileges indefinitely, take action to secure a lien against your property, garnish your wages or other similar actions until the surcharge is paid.
Commercial Driver License- Improper Crossing of a Bridge
A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is at risk if a holder is convicted of any New Jersey Motor Vehicle violation, even those involving non-commercial motor vehicles.
Other New Jersey Motor Vehicle Point Violations