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The different types of traffic tickets

When you are driving, there are many rules that you are obliged to follow by law. This is because you are privileged as a driver, and in addition, you have the potential to present many dangers to other drivers and pedestrians. Therefore, it is important that you obey all laws, so that you keep the road safe and avoid getting a ticket.

In addition to this, there are many different traffic tickets that you could acquire. Some have minor consequences consisting of a menial fine, but some could cost you your license or even send you to jail. The following are some of the most common traffic tickets.

Driving over the speed limit

If you were caught driving over the speed limit, then you are likely to be subject to a traffic ticket. This is usually a fine unless you were excessively speeding. You always have the right to appeal your speeding ticket if you believe that you were driving within the legal limit.

Driving recklessly

If you were driving with minimal regard for the safety of others, this can be quite a serious offense. You may have been making illegal moves or racing, and this can have the potential to lead to a serious crash.

Driving without a license

If you have been driving without a valid driver's license, it is a serious offense. This is because it is more likely that you will be driving dangerously as a result.

If you have been charged with a traffic ticket and you believe that it is an incorrect charge, then you have the right to appeal it. It is important that you understand the laws surrounding the charges.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Traffic Tickets," accessed Feb. 15, 2018

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