How much are careless driving tickets?

How much will I have to pay for a ticket for careless driving in New Jersey? I’m a little worried that it’ll be really expensive because one of my friends got a ticket for reckless driving that was over $1,000.

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Answer provided by
Liz Jenson
Answered on May 03, 2022
A valid question for sure! In the state of New Jersey, you’ll only pay $85 for a careless driving ticket. You’ll also get two points on your driving record for the offense.
The reason that your friend’s ticket was so expensive is that careless driving is different from reckless driving. Careless driving is driving unthinkingly or in an inconsiderate manner. Reckless driving, on the other hand, involves a willful disregard for the safety of other people or property—it’s a much more dangerous and a much more serious charge than careless driving.
Careless driving can still impact your insurance rates, though. Luckily, the Jerry app makes it easy to find the best rates for your preferred coverage. Just download the app, answer some quick questions, and Jerry will provide you with quotes from 50+ insurance companies—all in under a minute!
Hopefully, that gives you a better idea of what you can expect from a careless driving ticket.

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