A traffic violation is a traffic violation that occurs if the driver commits a traffic violation while the vehicle is moving.
These violations typically involve actions that are considered unsafe or illegal while driving and can result in penalties, fines, points on your driver's license, or even driver's license suspension, depending on the severity of the violation and local traffic laws.
Common examples of these moving violations include:
Driving beyond the posted speed limit
Running a red light or stop sign:
Failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign or running a red traffic light
Engaging in dangerous and aggressive driving behavior, such as excessive speeding, following in back lanes, or weaving in and out of traffic.
Failure to produce the right path:
Do not yield the right of way to other vehicles or pedestrians when required by traffic regulations
Improper lane switching:
Changing lanes without signaling or without appropriate permission
Engaging in distracted driving by using a mobile device
Driving without a valid license or insurance:
Operating a vehicle without a driver's license or required insurance coverage
Following too closely (tailgating):
Driving too close behind another vehicle, not leaving a safe distance
Failure to use turn signal:
Do not use turn signals to indicate turning directions or lane changes
Specific consequences for moving violations vary and may include fines, traffic school, increased insurance rates, and accumulation of points on a driver's license.
Accumulating too many points may result in license suspension or revocation - It is important to be aware of and follow the traffic laws in your area to avoid traffic violations and related penalties.