Failure To Keep To The Right On Curve Or Upgrade Charge in Connecticut

In certain situations when driving, it is important to keep your vehicle to the right of the road. This can prevent accidents and increase the safety of the roads. Connecticut General Statute Section 14-235 outlines the law on failure to keep to the right on grades, highways, and in other situations. In this article, you can learn more about this infraction. You can also learn ways to prevent it, and what to do if you face this charge.

Driving On Left Side Of Highway

There are several situations when a car should not drive on the left side of a highway. These situations include:

  • When a vehicle approaches the crest of a grade.
  • When a vehicle approaches a curve.
  • If a vehicle approaches a part of a highway where there is not a clear view of the road ahead.
  • When crossing a railroad grade crossing or an intersection.
  • When approaching within 100 feet of a railroad grade crossing or an intersection.

These limits don’t apply when driving on a highway that is designated by the traffic authorities or on a one way street.

Penalties

If you violate the failure to keep to the right law, you will face a driving infraction. The penalties for failure to keep to the right are many. They include fines and the suspension of your driver’s license. You could also have points assessed from your driver’s license by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Failure to keep to the right carries a penalty of having 3 points assessed from your driver’s license.

If you have 7 points assessed against your license, you have to take a driver retraining course. If you don’t take the course, you won’t be able to drive. Also, if you have 10 or more points assessed against your license, your license will be suspended. While 3 points might not seem like a big deal, they can accumulate over time. It is better to avoid having any points assessed against your license than to worry about having to drive with some points.

To fight a failure to keep to the right charge, you need to establish a defense. The best way to do this is to hire a motor vehicle violation lawyer. Such a lawyer can use his or her experience to establish the best defense for your situation. To learn more about building a defense and to get your questions answered, contact my office today. We can meet for a free consultation and discuss your case as soon as possible.