What speed is considered reckless driving in New Jersey?

I’m driving from New York City to visit a friend of mine in South Jersey. I like to drive fast, but I also want to avoid a reckless driving ticket. Is there a speed that’s considered reckless driving in New Jersey?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 12, 2022
A trip from NYC to South New Jersey is always a fun trip. No set speed is considered reckless driving in New Jersey. Instead, the state leaves it up to the judgment of the police officer who pulls you over.
Broadly, going 30 mph over the speed limit would likely earn you a reckless driving charge. But again, it’s all up to the arresting officer. If you are charged with reckless driving, you will get hit with strict penalties, including:
  • Suspension of your driver’s license for up to 90 days
  • Five points on your license
  • Up to 60 days in jail
  • Fines ranging from $50 to $200
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