Moving Violation

Written by Norene Anderson
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A moving violation is an all too familiar topic of discussion for the majority of drivers. A large number of drivers will eventually find themselves a recipient of some type of citation. It is easy to become careless and speed with the traffic or commit some other traffic violation. It may be failure to yield or stop at a red light or stop sign. It may be failure to make the proper turn indication.

A citation for a moving violation is usually some type of civil offense and not criminal in action. The penalty most likely will be a fine and it may have a detrimental effect on getting a driver's license. The insurance rates may go up if a driver improvement course is not attended. If you receive a ticket and have the option to clear it from your record by attending a driver safety class, by all means, do it.

Moving Violation Responsibilities

Removing the points from your driving record will keep the insurance from going up because you received a ticket. If you are involved in an accident as a result of speeding or some other moving violation, this exception does not apply. It is important to know your rights and responsibilities if you are ticketed for any reason.

Check the ticket for a court date and time. It may also have the amount of the fine included on it. Contact the clerk of the court in the county issuing the ticket to determine if attending a defensive driving program will meet the demands of the ticket. If you want to pay the fine, this can usually be done by mail or in person.


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