The New Jersey state statute for careless driving states:
A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.
Convictions under this offense carry 2 points. Many times, with a traffic lawyer on your side, it is possible to negotiate a plea deal to a reduced change and avoid the points associated with careless driving charges. This benefits motorists by keeping points off their license and preventing an increase in auto insurance premiums.