TIPS FOR AVOIDING TRAFFIC TICKETS IN VIRGINIA
Nobody wants to receive a traffic ticket while driving on the road. Yes, there are instances when traffic tickets are justified. Traffic laws aren’t in place for no reason… – they’re to ensure our safety and the safety of others on the roadway. There are, nevertheless, instances where traffic tickets are issued in controversial circumstances. David A.C. Long Virginia traffic ticket defense attorneys would like to provide some ideas for avoiding traffic citations in and around our area.
CONTROL YOURSELF AND AVOID TRAFFIC TICKETS
Your primary objective on the roadway should not be to avoid traffic tickets; it should be to remain safe. However, by taking precautions to operate your vehicle properly, you can also avoid hefty traffic citations.
Put down the phone. The majority of states in the country have enacted cell phone legislation, most notably hands-free laws. Virginia will begin penalizing drivers who use their cell phones while driving in January 2021. It is preferable to simply keep your cell phone out of your hand when driving. This includes no texting and driving, no Internet or social media surfing, and no modifying your GPS or music controls while driving.
Reduce your speed. If you convince a judge that you were simply following the flow of traffic, this will not be an acceptable defense. Speeding is speeding, regardless of whether other drivers are speeding or even going faster. Slow down and exercise caution.
Allow pedestrians and bicyclists to pass. It is critical for you to understand when you must yield to bikes and pedestrians. This includes stopping at all indicated crosswalks and being mindful of the fact that bikers normally have the right to share the road with motorists. Since the covid-19 pandemic, there have been a lot more motocyclists and pedestrians so please be aware of this as you drive throughout the Commonwealth.
No driving when intoxicated. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, there were 7,181 alcohol-related crashes during the most recent reporting year. 278 persons were killed and 4,475 were injured in these accidents. Drinking while driving is extremely dangerous, it is illegal, and those convicted face significant penalties or jail time.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP WITH YOUR CASE
WE ARE HERE TO HELP WITH YOUR CASE At David A.C. Long we are committed to assisting residents in and around Virginia in navigating these difficult times. Our objective is to review the evidence in your case in order to obtain a large reduction or dismissal of the traffic ticket. When you require the services of a Virginia traffic ticket defense attorney, you may contact us by clicking here