The term “traffic violation” covers a broad range of behaviors, all of which share the common thread of disrupting traffic and creating danger for other drivers and pedestrians. A lot of potential traffic violations can be committed under Oregon law, but here are a few common ones.
Failing to Obey a Traffic Sign
Traffic signs, traffic lights, and crossing guards all serve the specific goal of controlling traffic flow and ensuring everyone gets to their destination safely. Unfortunately, whether it’s driving past a stop sign, turning in a non-turning lane, or refusing to follow the directions of a police officer or crossing guard’s directions, these signs are often ignored.
A problem with a person’s license can be a violation in and of itself, especially if the driver is operating under certain restrictions or can’t produce a valid license when pulled over. A few possible license violations include:
- Driving without a license or permit
- Breaking the restrictions placed on a driver’s license
- Driving with an expired license
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
In the event that you are pulled over, it is important to keep your license up to date and on your person to avoid receiving a violation.
It’s only natural to want to get somewhere quickly, but when it becomes speeding, it means you’re driving recklessly fast compared to the legal speed limit. Speeding is such a common violation that in 2017, it was the most common traffic violation committed, with over 420,000 people pulled over for speeding.
Know Your Rights
Not all traffic violations are serious, but many are. If you have been accused of a serious traffic violation, you have the right to an attorney. Pedemonte Law can help you defend yourself and manage any consequences and concerns you may have. Contact us today.