The National Highway System (NHS) reports that there are over 164,000 miles of highway in the United States. These roads are traversed day and night by the approximately 196,000,000 licensed American drivers. Many of the drivers will receive some sort of traffic citation which can lead to insurance hikes, points on their driving record, or even the loss of driving privileges. The list of types of citations are long and it’s important for drivers to be educated on them.
Generally, there are two accepted types or categories of traffic citations: moving violations and non-moving violations. A moving violation is defined as any violation of the law committed by a driver of a vehicle while the vehicle is in motion. In contrast, a non-moving violation is any type of traffic violation that involves a stationary vehicle. Examples of both types of infractions can be seen below:
- Running a stop sign or red traffic light
- Failture to signal for turns of lane changes
- Failure to use a seat belt
- Reckless driving
- Street Racing
- Parking in a no parking zone
- Excessive muffler noise
- Parking in front of a fire hydrant
- Parking in a handicapped parking space without a valid permit
- Broken or missing mirrors
- Missing a license plate
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