New Jersey Failure to Use Turn Signal Lawyer


In New Jersey, drivers are required to use turn signals prior to a left or right-hand turn.  Failure to use a turn signal may result in a traffic ticket.   Those convicted of failing to use a turn signal are subject to 2 motor vehicle points in addition to fines and court costs.  Therefore, it is important for anyone charged with a failure to signal offense in New Jersey to consult with a New Jersey Failure to Use Turn Signal Lawyer.  The Sloan Law Firm handles failing to signal offenses and all other traffic violations in New Jersey.  The firm offers free initial consultations on all traffic offense cases.


Signaling before starting, turning or stopping is governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4–126, which provides:

No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required in section 39:4-123, or turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway, or start or back a vehicle unless and until such movement can be made with safety. No person shall so turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner hereinafter provided in the event any other traffic may be affected by such movement.

A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.

No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided herein to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear.

The signal herein required shall be given either by means of the hand and arm in the manner herein specified, or by an approved mechanical or electrical signal device, except that when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent the hand and arm signal from being visible, both to front and rear, the signal shall be given by a device of a type which has been approved by the division.

When the signal is given by means of the hand and arm, the driver shall indicate his intention to stop or turn by extending the hand and arm from and beyond the left side of the vehicle in the following manner and such signals shall indicate as follows:

(a) Left turn.–Hand and arm extended horizontally.

(b) Right turn.–Hand and arm extended upward.

(c) Stop or decrease speed.–Hand and arm extended downward.

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The Sloan Law Firm provides aggressive and experienced legal defense to anyone charged with a failure to use a turn signal in New Jersey.  It is important to protect your rights, especially if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and received a traffic summons for failing to signal.  If you or a loved one has been charged with failing to signal and would like to discuss the matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Sloan Law Firm at: (908) 358-2938.  The initial consultation for all traffic offenses is always free.

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