Top Five Uncommon Traffic Violations

When it comes to driving, it’s easy to forget all the traffic rules, especially if you’re in a hurry. However, ignoring traffic laws can cause unnecessary stress and penalties. For your safety, you must educate yourself about these five uncommon traffic violations.

Improper Passing

A driver may be found guilty of improper passing in one of several ways. First, if the driver passes a vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction on the left rather than the right, the driver is in violation.

If the driver passes a vehicle proceeding in the same direction on the right, the driver is guilty of improper passing, unless the other vehicle is about to make a left turn or there are at least two lanes of traffic going in that direction.

A driver may not drive to the left of the center of the highway to pass a vehicle moving in the same direction unless the left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic far enough ahead to permit safe passing.

Finally, a driver must not cross a “No Passing” solid line on the highway unless directed to do so by a traffic or police officer.

Failure to yield at an intersection

A driver who approaches an intersection must yield the right-of-way to a vehicle that has already entered the intersection. When two vehicles enter an intersection at the same time, then the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.

Improper U-Turn

When making U-turns, it’s usually a good idea to keep an eye out for “No U-Turn” signs. As a rule of thumb, it is almost never allowed to make a U-turn in the middle of an intersection or street.

Wrong Way

You will always see a sign with an arrow pointing in the appropriate direction for a one-way street. However, a driver can travel in the wrong direction on a one-way street if the sign is not clearly visible. This is a traffic violation for which police officers may give you a warning or you may even receive a ticket.

Failure to Use Child Restraint

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have child safety seat laws. Child safety seat laws require children to travel in approved child restraints or booster seats; some permit or require older children to use adult safety belts. Failure to do so can result in a traffic violation.

It is important to be aware of all the relevant traffic violations in your state so that you don’t unconsciously commit a traffic violation. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to call Law Office of John C Lannelli at 856-227-2434. We are here to help answer all your questions.

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