Failure to grant the right of way at an intersection in Connecticut is a violation that carries three DMV points. In order to avoid these points on your license and other penalties, learn more about this motor vehicle infraction with the information on this page. If you have already received a ticket for this violation, there is still hope! We might be able to fight it. Learn more about fighting tickets here as well.
What is Failure to Grant Right of Way at Intersection?
Failing to grant the right of way at intersections is extremely common, as many drivers forget that granting the right of way does not just mean granting the right of way to the person who got to the intersection first. All vehicles who approach an intersection at the same time must grant the right of way to vehicles on the right. Therefore, the vehicle with the right of way will assume that the other vehicle will yield. Failure to do this could result in a ticket for failure to grant right of way at intersection.
Because this is a common mistake, many drivers who receive this type of infraction probably do not consider it to be that severe. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Unlike similar moving violations like speeding, or failure to give proper signal, this moving violation permits a higher penalty because of the amount of DMV points that may be assessed to the license.
Penalties for Failure to Grant Right of Way at Intersection
If you have received a violation for failure to grant the right of way at an intersection, you will face several penalties. First, the DMV can assess three points against your driver’s license, as mentioned above. You also face fines and a violation on your driving history. Another potential issue that you might face is increased car insurance premiums. Some insurance companies will increase insurance rates if you have receive a motor vehicle violation. This is not always the case and happens at the discretion of the company. But, it is a possibility to be aware of.
If you have gotten a ticket for failure to grant right of way at an intersection, you have two choices. One option is to plead to the ticket. If you want to do this, you probably won’t have to go to court. But, you will have to pay the fine and face the other penalties associated with this infraction.
Alternatively, you can fight your ticket in court. If you want to fight the ticket, it is a good idea to contact an attorney before doing so. An attorney can advise you about your situation and the best course of action for you. If you need help with a failure to grant right of way at intersection ticket, contact us. We are happy to help.