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Common traffic laws include speed limits, seat belt regulations, and laws associated with passing, and tailgating.
Moving Violations vs. Non-Moving Violations
A moving violation occurs whenever a traffic law is violated by a vehicle in motion. Some examples of moving violations are speeding, running a stop sign or red light, and drunk driving. A non-moving violation, by contrast, is usually related to parking or faulty equipment. Examples include parking in front of a fire hydrant, parking in a no-parking zone, parking in front of an expired meter, and excessive muffler noise.
Even though a traffic ticket may be handled in an expeditious manner in the court system, a “conviction” for a traffic infraction can have a negative effect on a person’s driving privileges and insurance rates.
Certain traffic violations are considered more serious than infractions, and can rise to the level of a misdemeanor crime (or felony), especially if the offense involves injury to a person or destruction of property (such as leaving the scene of an accident).
In the state of Indiana, traffic offenses can accumulate into serious fines and penalties that can affect your daily life. In fact, the situation might even seem overwhelming when considering the points that are added to your license as well as the potential rise in insurance premiums that such points can cause.
Auto insurance agencies use the number of points on your license to determine how much it will cost to cover you on their plan. The more points you have, the higher the amount of money for insurance coverage you can expect to pay. If the offense was a minor one, you might be able to take a safe driving course to reduce the points on your record. If it was more serious, however, that isn’t an option and you will be stuck with those expensive premiums.
Contact A Valparaiso Traffic Infraction, Ticket & Offense Attorney
Traffic tickets and violations in Indiana can become serious matters. Contact attorney Christina Maas for help.