Avoiding a traffic control device by driving through or on private property is a violation of NJSA 39:4-66.2. If convicted, the court will impose a fine of up to $200. Avoiding a traffic control device is a moving violation that will result in the imposition of 2 points if convicted. In some cases, the defendant may have a perfectly legitimate reason for his actions, including an intent to patronize a business that may be located at the location where the offense is alleged to have occurred. If you have been issued a traffic ticket for this motor vehicle infraction, please contact my office with your questions. The statute that penalizes this traffic violation follows.
39:4-66.2. Avoidance of traffic control signal, sign; violations, penalties
1. Except for emergency vehicles and motor vehicles being operated at the direction of a law enforcement officer, no person shall drive a motor vehicle on public property, except public roads or highways, or private property, with or without the permission of the owner, for the purpose of avoiding a traffic control signal or sign.
Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this act shall be liable for a penalty of not less than $50.00 or more than $200.00 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.