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Common types of traffic violations

On Behalf of | Jul 28, 2020 | Traffic Violations |

rivers in New York and other U.S. states should be aware of which actions can result in traffic violations. Although the majority of traffic violations are minor, they can have negative and long-lasting consequences. Some drivers who receive citations could have to pay expensive fines and higher insurance rates. Others could face the possible suspension of their driver’s license.

One of the most common reasons for traffic violations is speeding. Drivers should pay close attention to all speeding laws and speed limits to avoid being pulled over for this violation. Distracted driving traffic violations are also at an all-time high due to the use of cell phones.

Among the most common dangerous traffic violations is running a red light (or a stop sign), which unfortunately occurs all too often. Drivers who disregard these signs put themselves and other drivers at serious risk of accident or injury. Most states also have laws pertaining to reckless driving which occurs whenever a driver demonstrates a willful disregard for the safety of others on the roadway.

In all 50 states, drivers are prohibited from driving without a valid driver’s license. Drivers who are pulled over and can’t show proof of license may face hefty fines or penalties. The most serious crime drivers can commit in any state is leaving the scene of the accident. This is especially serious if someone was injured during the accident.

There are many types of traffic violations drivers can receive. Violations are common since most drivers commute daily. Regardless of the cause of the violation, drivers always have the right to contest them. Individuals who have received recent moving or non-moving violations should consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in traffic violations. Whether the violation is big or small, an attorney may be able to provide legal advice.