The most common moving violations
Understanding the different traffic laws and regulations can seem like a daunting task at first. There are so many variations of general laws between cities and states that you will not be able to know them all when you travel.
However, don’t be discouraged or feel like you can’t drive out of state because you don’t know about these different variations of the law.
Safe driving habits
The most important part of driving is to consistently practice safe driving clothing wherever you go. The most common traffic offenses for which drivers are charged stem from unsafe driving actions.
To avoid getting a ticket or being charged for one of these violations, practice safe driving habits and constantly be aware of other potentially reckless drivers around you.
Speeding is the most common driving offense in the United States. Whether you were following traffic or didn’t notice a change in the speed limit zone, a police officer can stop you and charge you with a moving violation.
The best way to avoid this charge is to be aware of the current speed limit and, even if traffic is speeding around you, adhere to the appropriate speed limit.
Reckless driving is a general term that encompasses any form of distracted and harmful driving that results in an accident or harm to another person. While it may seem normal to multitask while driving, taking your eyes off the road for any reason can cause you to miss important road signs around you.
Pay attention to the road at all times and have your passengers take care of things like navigating, changing radio stations, and adjusting things in the car so you can focus on driving.
Passing a red light
It is quite common to see someone in the lane next to you speed up when you see a traffic light that changes to go through the intersection before the red light changes. Generally, this involves exceeding the speed limit and is considered reckless driving as it could lead to an accident and injure other drivers in the intersection.
Similarly, passing a stop sign can be very dangerous since oncoming traffic may already be in the intersection when the sign passes. T-Bone accidents are very common and can be very damaging to all parties involved.
Failure to stop for pedestrians
One of the most frustrating things for a driver is getting stuck behind a vehicle that is constantly stopping on the side of the road. For example, city transportation buses and school buses make frequent stops to allow passengers to get on and off the vehicle.
It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus when pedestrians come and go, and it is important to yield to these types of vehicles to ensure your safety and that of other passengers.
How to react
If you or someone you know was recently charged with a traffic violation, don’t hesitate to seek legal help. Failure to receive legal help or handle your position yourself can result in serious fines, penalties and, in the worst case, the loss of your license.