Moving Violations are all of those activities considered impermissible that take place during the operation of your vehicle. The key word is “motion”, as this does not include other offenses such as parking violations. Also not included are no seat belt violations, tint violations, broken tail light or windshield violations and the like because these do no occur during the operation of the vehicle. Unlike other offenses that are charged to the vehicle owner, moving violations are charged against the driver themselves.
Examples of Moving Violations :
- Improper Passing
- Following too Close
- Failure to Stop at a Traffic Light or Sign
- Driving Left of Center
- Failure to Yield to Right of Way
- Illegally Driving in Car Pool Lane
Most moving violations will result in citations from the police which either require you to come to court or to pre-pay the fine. Most will only result in a fine that you are required to pay in order to continue driving on a good driver’s license.
In addition to fines, points can be added to your driving record. These points can accumulate and cause you to be required to take driving courses or even have your license suspended or revoked. In some cases, depending on the severity and type of offense, moving violations can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. DUIs and hit and runs are examples of a felony violation.