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4 common traffic violations

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

Traffic tickets seem unavoidable for drivers, but some citations are more common than others. A traffic ticket may be a small consequence of a violation of a traffic law. However, repeat violations lead to increased insurance rates and can jeopardize your driver’s license.

Traffic violations may lead to dangerous situations like car accidents. Driving safely and protecting yourself and others while on the road should always be your priority.

Reckless driving

Understandably, you may make some mistakes while driving, but doing so regularly is dangerous for everyone on the road. Reckless driving involves operating a vehicle without regard for the safety of others. Examples of reckless driving include tailgating, driving in the wrong direction, racing, switching lanes excessively, or being aggressive on the road.

Driving under the influence

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime. There are thousands of DUI convictions every year and the consequence is more than a simple traffic ticket. You may face arrest, fines, probation, jail time, education courses or driver’s license suspension.

Distracted Driving

Many people are guilty of distracted driving. Specifically, Virginia has laws against driving and using your phone. Fines and a traffic ticket are usually the consequence of driving with an electronic device. Eating, grooming, reading and drinking are also forms of distracted driving.

Speeding

Speeding is one of the most common broken road rules in Virginia. Speeding is more than just exceeding the speed limit. It is also driving too fast when it rains or snows. Speeding is also dangerous because it causes car accidents.

All of these violations result in points against your driver’s license. When they add up, you may get your license suspended or revoked. Hiring an attorney minimizes the repercussions you may face due to your traffic violations.

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