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N.J.S.A. 39:4-89. Tailgating

The New Jersey state statute for tailgating provides:

The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to the speed of the preceding vehicle and the traffic upon, and condition of, the highway. The driver of a motor truck when traveling upon a highway, outside of a business or residence district, shall not follow another motor truck within one hundred feet, but this shall not be construed to prevent one motor truck overtaking and passing another.

This is a serious violation which carries a total of 5 points. It is possible to minimize your points exposure, or eliminate points altogether, with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer on your side. If you have received a ticket for this offense, call today for a free consultation and learn your rights.