The New Jersey statute for failure to observe a traffic device provides as follows:
a. The driver of every vehicle, the motorman of every street car and every pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto, placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer.
b. When, by reason of a power failure or other malfunction, a traffic control signal at an intersection is not illuminated, the driver of a vehicle or street car shall, with respect to that intersection, observe the requirement for a stop intersection, as provided in R.S. 39:4-144.
If you are convicted under this statute, you will receive 2 points on your license. You should note, however, that if this ticket was received as a red light camera offense, you may be able to simply pay the ticket and not receive points. Contact a Bergen County traffic today to learn your rights during a free and confidential consultation.