You see the red and blue lights flashing in the rear-view mirror. You say, “they’ve got to be after someone else, I’m not doing anything wrong.” Your heart sinks as you realize they are after you this time. You pull over to the side of the road wondering what the heck you did wrong, and after all is said and done, you have a ticket for something you didn’t even know about. Let’s prevent that situation by going over all of the different types of traffic tickets.

Speeding

The most popular type of ticket given to drivers is the speeding ticket. You will need to know the laws pertaining to speeding in your state along with the penalties involved with speeding.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has reached new levels with the emergence of smart phones. Find out about distracted driver laws, texting and driving, the laws of cell phone use, enforcement laws, and others.

Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License

No matter what state you live in, it’s required to have your driver’s license with you at all times while driving. Find about about the laws in your state pertaining to driving without a license and the penalties that come along with it.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Driving away from the scene of an accident is against the law in most states, which is especially true in the case of someone getting injured. Find out about the specifics of hit-and-run laws and what your duties are as a driver after witnessing an accident.

Reckless Driving

Driving recklessly essentially means you are driving with no regard for the safety of others. This section tells you all about what may be considered reckless driving, which includes things such as racing and running from the police.

Running a Red Light or Stop Sign

Many people are killed each year from those who knowingly or unknowingly run a red light or stop sign and hit somebody crossing the intersection. Very serious penalties can be involved for this offense, so be sure to check out your state’s laws related to traffic control signals to find out when it is unlawful to turn at a red light.

You will see great benefits from learning and following all of the laws related to traffic tickets. One benefit is that you will avoid the fines from traffic tickets while also avoiding potential accidents, but one benefit you may not be aware of is that you can save more on your car insurance by having a clean driving record, which starts with knowing the laws.