Nobody enjoys getting pulled over by a police officer due to a traffic violation. The truth is, even the most law-abiding and experienced drivers sometimes receive tickets, get fined, end up having their license suspended, and even get arrested because of traffic violations. Scary, right? If you don’t want to get stuck with an expensive ticket, keep scrolling! Here are the top five traffic violations, and tips on how you can avoid them.
It’s Monday again…You hear your alarm and hit the snooze button two, three, and even four times until you finally realize you are almost late for work. Hmm, you will probably drive faster to get to work on time, won’t you? You’re not alone! We all (Ok, most of us) speed when we are in a hurry (and the consequences can be fatal).
So it comes as no surprise that the number one traffic violation is speeding.
In order to avoid an expensive ticket and accidents/serious injuries, SLOW DOWN! Don’t drive above posted speeds and keep an eye on your speedometer. Plan ahead to allow for extra time to get to your destination, call ahead if you’re running late, and don’t hurry!
Driving Under the Influence (a Threat to Everyone)
“Don’t drink and drive.”
No matter how often we hear this, we still continue to ignore the advice and drink and drive after having too many glasses.
Driving under influence is one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States. Every day many drivers get behind the wheel while drunk, putting themselves, their passengers, and every driver on the road at risk.
If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, not only will you pay some fines, you may end up in jail, too. The best way to avoid these consequences is simple: don’t drink and drive, no matter what.
Running Red Lights and Stop Signs
Drivers often run red lights without thinking it is a big deal. Well, it actually is! Running stop signs and red lights, whether intentionally or unintentionally, causes thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities each year.
Fortunately, preventing red-light running is easy. First, start taking traffic signals seriously. Next, always slow down when you see a green light turns yellow and stop behind the intersection line on red. Last, avoid distracted driving, always keep your eyes on the road, and don’t hurry!
Driving too close to other vehicles is one of the most dangerous (and annoying) habits. Let me explain why. When you tailgate, you don’t give yourself enough time to react in case the car in front of you stops or slows down abruptly which can lead to a serious accident, tickets, fines, and even jail time.
To avoid these consequences always keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. If the road is wet or your vehicle is over-sized, maintain an even greater distance.
Texting, talking on the phone, checking your social media profiles, chatting with others in the car, looking for a great song on the radio, eating while driving…These are a few examples of distracted driving – the leading cause of road traffic crashes.
Avoid any of these distractions when behind the wheel. Always remain focused on the road, don’t use your phone, don’t eat or drink, and let your passengers handle the music.
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