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I received a running a red light ticket in a safe corridor zone. I want to know how many points this is and how many points it is to lose your license.


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You did not mention what state you were ticketed or licensed in. New Jersey is the state most known for their Safe Corridor initiative, so I will answer the questions for a NJ resident. If you live in a different state you should check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles for answers to your questions.

In New Jersey, the Safe Corridor was built as part of an initiative by the NJ DOT to improve the safety of its road. Roads with accident and fatality rates above average have some of their lengths designated as "Safe Corridor" areas. Areas around schools and in construction are also sometimes named as Safe Corridors.

Laws regarding safe corridors allow for the doubling of fines for a variety of driving offenses that take place in these designated areas. NJSA 39:4-105 assigns 2 points for a conviction of a failure to stop for traffic light violation.

It does not appear that NJ has changed the points for violations in safe corridors, but check with the NJ MVC to be certain. In New Jersey once you have received between 6 and 11 points the Motor Vehicle Commission will send you an Advisory Notice. For a total of 12 or more points, MVC will issue an automatic Notice of Scheduled Suspension.


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