Tailgating, Following too Closely, NJSA 39:4-89

NJSA 39:4-89, tailgating, or following too closely, is a serious traffic violation. If convicted, the driver will be assessed 5 motor vehicle points. In some circumstances, motor vehicle surcharges may result in addition to heavy fines. License suspension is also a possibility. If you have been charged with tailgating, you should contact a New Jersey attorney prior to your first court date. An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with this offense.

39:4-89. Following; space between vehicles

The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to the speed of the preceding vehicle and the traffic upon, and condition of, the highway.
The driver of a motor truck when traveling upon a highway, outside of a business or residence district, shall not follow another motor truck within one hundred feet, but this shall not be construed to prevent one motor truck overtaking and passing another.

We provide municipal court representation throughout the State. We have offices in Essex and Union Counties and can be reached 24/7 for a free consultation. Remember, following to closely in violation of NJSA 39:4-89 is a five point ticket. If convicted, there could be a number of unpleasant consequences, including hefty insurance rate hikes. Don’t be caught off guard by these penalties. Seek the advice of a NJ traffic ticket lawyer, and the representation of experienced counsel