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3 Common Traffic Law Violations

Here at Jones, Childers, Donaldson & Webb, PLLC, one of our areas of practice is traffic law. This is an area of law that many people will have to have to contend with at some point, so we want to provide some information on some of the most common traffic violations–ideally, knowing about the most frequent ways that these laws are violated will help drivers make better decisions on the road. In this article, we’ll cover three common types of traffic violations and what consequences are associated with each.

  • Speeding- One of the top traffic violations is speeding. Speed limits are in place for a reason, and failing to abide by them puts everyone else on the road in danger–and moreover, speeding shaves only a thin sliver off your total driving time. In the state of North Carolina, speeding carries a penalty of two to three points added to your driver’s license, depending on the circumstances.
  • Reckless Driving- Another very common traffic law violation is reckless driving. If your driving is endangering others around you, the authorities will take action to punish that behavior and incentivize you to stick to better habits. In the point system, reckless driving receives four.
  • Littering- While the potential results typically aren’t as severe as the potential outcomes for speeding or reckless driving– in other words, there is less of a chance that this act will hurt anyone– littering from a vehicle is still a traffic law violation, and a common one at that. This particular violation only carries a penalty of one point, but we still recommend that you don’t commit it in the first place.