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Will a speeding ticket in NJ transfer to PA? In the past (3+ years ago) I have had several tickets in NJ, and they never transferred. But I am wondering if anything has changed in the last 3 years and if it will transfer to PA from NJ now?


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Both states New Jersey and Pennsylvania are part of the Driver License Compact (DLC). This agreement allows for all traffic convictions and license suspensions/revocations of out-of-state drivers to be reported to the home state licensing agency.

The DLC has been in force since the 1990s but with computer systems not being synced it sometimes takes awhile for the out of state information to be transferred from NJ to PA but the compact calls for it to happen eventually.

Even though PA will receive information regarding the NJ citation(s), PennDOT has decided that minor offenses will not appear on your PA driving record. PennDOT also does not assess points for out of state minor traffic violations.

So, if they are minor speeding tickets or minor infractions they aren't transferring. Nothing has changed. Minor and major are infraction types as defined by each state. For example, in many states a minor violation is speeding 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit, whereas a major is speeding 15+ over the speed limit. You can reference your states DMV to find their classification.

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4 Responses to "Will a speeding ticket in NJ transfer to PA? In the past (3+ years ago) I have had several tickets in NJ, and they never transferred. But I am wondering if anything has changed in the last 3 years and if it will transfer to PA from NJ now?"
  1. Anonymous

    I used the link to my states DMV and discovered the categories of Serious and Major offenses, in addition to minor ones.

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  2. Anonymous

    What is minor in your opinion may not be in mine. What is minor in numbers?

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  3. Anonymous

    To the point.

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  4. Anonymous

    Vague

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