Failing to yield when emerging from a driveway or private road is considered a motor vehicle violation in the state of Connecticut. If you have gotten a ticket for this violation, you might need help figuring out what happens next. On this page, I will discuss the infraction in greater detail. I will also talk about the potential penalties that you face for this motor vehicle infraction, and what your options are.
What is Failure to Yield When Emerging from Driveway or Private Road?
This violation refers to entering or crossing the highway. A driver who is approaching a highway to merge onto it or to cross over must yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on the highway. Failure to grant the right of way is an infraction and may result in fines, DMV points against the license, and a violation on his or her driving history.
In Connecticut, this violation carries three DMV points, meaning the DMV may assess three points to a driver’s license, who has received this violation. This type of violation can result in three points because entering onto a highway, in which cars are travelling at high speeds and with limit traffic signs or lights, can be extremely prone to collision when other vehicles are merging. Due to the potential danger of this infraction, the penalties are higher than some other motor vehicle violations.
What to Do If You Get This Ticket
If you’ve received a ticket for failure to yield when emerging from driveway or private road, you might be wondering about the options that you have. Your first option is to plead to the ticket and pay the fine. If you do this, you face all of the potential penalties for this infraction, including three points against your driver’s license. Alternatively, you can fight the ticket. If you choose this option, you take the ticket to court and defend yourself against the infraction. If you are considering this option, it is best to consult with a motor vehicle violation lawyer before making any decisions. Such a lawyer can review your situation and advise you on the best course of action to take.
If you would like to discuss your situation with a lawyer here at Mr. Speeding Ticket, give us a call. We can review your situation and help you determine the best choice for you. We are happy to help you fight the ticket if that is what you would like to do. Our attorneys handle tickets in every courthouse in Connecticut, so we can help with your situation. Contact us for more information.