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Drivers use the roads every day to get from one place to another. However, they may not always do so in the safest manner. Police officers are supposed to monitor the roads to ensure that drivers are following the law. If they believe someone is driving recklessly or violating a traffic code, they may issue a ticket to that individual. These are not crimes. They are called traffic violations because it means you did not adhere to the laws of the road. Rather, you have been found violating the traffic laws.

What’s considered to be a traffic violation?

Traffic violations can include a range of unsafe practices that drivers commit. These violations can include speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license, vehicular manslaughter, negligent driving, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and fraudulent use of a license. Another traffic violation can be using a cell phone while driving. These charges can lead to a variety of consequences based on the situation and the number of charges that the individual has faced previously. By cutting down on these traffic violations, it can create safer conditions on the road.

What penalties can be a result of this?

With a traffic violation, individuals may face varying fines. There may be possible jail time and points on your license as well. If you have been found to commit many traffic offenses, you may face the possibility of increased fines and face even harsher consequences to show your repeated tendency to violate the laws of the road. When individuals are charged with driving with a suspended license, they may face harsher penalties since they are not legally allowed to drive during that period of time. If your license was suspended due to a driving while intoxicated charge and you were charged with driving with a suspended license, your consequences may increase due to the seriousness of a charge. Your license suspension may even be extended.

By gaining more points on your license, they may add up to possibly having your license suspended. Your car insurance may also increase if you are found violating the traffic laws consistently.

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