The New Jersey traffic statute for reckless driving provides as follows:
A person who drives a vehicle heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of reckless driving and be punished by imprisonment in the county or municipal jail for a period of not more than 60 days, or by a fine of not less than $50.00 or more than $200.00, or both. On a second or subsequent conviction he shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500, or both.
This violation carries a total of 5 points. If you have received a ticket for reckless driving, you may be eligible for a downgrade or reduced charge. Contact an experienced Bergen County Traffic Lawyer to discuss your options.