When you first think of motor vehicle violation, you probably think of speeding. But, there are many other types of motor vehicle violations. As a Connecticut driver, you need to know these violations. Knowing common motor vehicle violations can help you avoid them and keep you safe on the road. I will discuss some of the most common motor vehicle violations in the State of Connecticut. This can help you avoid these issues and an unpleasant run-in with the law.
There are many driving related charges that you can face beyond the average speeding or reckless driving ticket. A few of the most common charges include:
- Cell phone use.
- Driving without insurance.
- Driving under suspension.
Speeding is one of the most common and the least severe motor vehicle violation on this list. In most cases, you face a fine for this infraction. It is also possible to fight a speeding ticket by pleading not guilty and taking your case to court. If you choose to go this route, make sure that you have a professional handling your case. This will improve your chances of winning. It will also help you avoid fines, points assessed against your license, car insurance rate increases, and more.
Cell Phone Use
In recent years, cell phone use while driving has increased. This is because cell phones have become more popular. The issue with using cell phones while driving is that they can be distracting. When you look at your phone and take your eyes off the road, you increase your chances of causing an accident. If charged with a cell phone related crime, you likely face fines and the loss of your license. You can avoid these issues by refraining from using your phone while driving.
Driving Without Insurance
You might be surprised to learn that driving without car insurance is a crime. You might think that the decision to buy insurance or not is a personal one, but this is not the case. Every state asks that drivers have the financial ability to pay for any damages that they cause on the road. For most people, this is impossible without car insurance. Driving without insurance can result in a fine and even jail time. Make sure that you have car insurance before getting behind the wheel!
DUI is a more common charge than you might think. The legal blood alcohol content limit (BAC limit) is .08%. This is fairly low and the legal BAC limit has reduced over the years. If you are charged with a DUI, you face jail time, fines, and a license suspension. These penalties can be disruptive to your life. You can avoid a DUI by watching how much you drink. You could also get a sober designated driver to transport you to and from a party or a bar.
Driving Under Suspension
If your license has been suspended for violating a motor vehicle law, you might think that it isn’t a big deal to drive your car. What are the odds of you getting pulled over during a quick trip to the grocery store, anyway? The truth is that you should never drive while your license is suspended. If you get caught, you will face a whole new charge – driving under suspension. It will be harder to get your license back if you are charged with driving under suspension. For this reason, you should never risk this infraction by getting behind the wheel. While this can be inconvenient, it is important to follow the law. This will allow you to get your license back as soon as possible and avoid other penalties.
If you have been charged with any of these common motor vehicle violations, we can help! Contact our office at 203-567-6474 for a free consultation. We can sit down to answer your questions and discuss your case.