Unsafe lane change in violation of NJSA 39:4-88b falls under the traffic on marked lane statute of title 39. This section of the statute states “a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from that lane until the driver has ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.”
A motor vehicle alleging a violation of this statute could result in 2 motor vehicle points being assessed to your license if you are convicted. Of course, whether or not the subject lane change, or attempt to make the same, was done safely or not is an objective consideration and will in most cases depend upon the testimony of the police officer who issued the ticket, and the testimony of the defendant.
In many instances, these matters can be negotiated by an experienced traffic ticket lawyer and the prosecutor will agree to amend the violation to a zero point infraction. This saves the defendant the insurance surcharge problems that could result if convicted of a point motor vehicle offense.
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