Traffic Violations

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Are Your Family Members Aware of What Constitutes as a Traffic violation?

Do you have a new driver in your household? Is your teen cruising around Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, or Oviedo with their brand-new license?

Central Florida Bonding wants you to make sure that before your newly minted driver heads out on the road, that they are aware of all of the different types of traffic violations, the severity of these violations, and the penalties for these violations.

Traffic violations can be infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. Traffic infractions are defined as “an act or omission that’s prohibited by law but isn’t a crime.”

Traffic infractions are common and include such acts as:

•Speeding

•Careless driving

•Failure to obey traffic control signal

•Making an illegal U-turn

•Running a red light or a stop sign

•Failure to yield

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These infractions will incur a ticket with a fine and points against your license. Most people opt to pay the fine and accept the points though you do have the option of going to court and fighting the ticket.

Another option is to pay the ticket and take a driver improvement course so that you won’t incur points on your license. A driver improvement course could also help you to avoid an increase in car insurance rates.

A traffic misdemeanor is more serious. Examples of traffic misdemeanors include:

•Driving without a valid driver’s license

•Driving without automobile insurance

•Driving under the influence (DUI)

•Failure to stop at the scene of an accident

•Reckless driving

A traffic misdemeanor could result in the driver being taken to jail. Traffic misdemeanors have penalties based on the crime committed. Penalties could include points on your license, fines, jail time, restrictions on driver’s license, and potentially having the crime listed on your permanent record. A traffic felony is the most serious of traffic violations. Traffic felonies include: • Leaving the scene of an accident that has serious injuries/death (a hit and run) • Repeat DUI • Vehicular homicide A traffic felony has the most severe punishments. These punishments could include hefty fines, prison time, community service, an increase in insurance rates, and having your driver’s license suspended or revoked. These punishments can also follow a person for the rest of their life since they will now have a criminal record. This criminal record could affect potential job prospects. Traffic violations can also incur points on a person’s license. The point penalty will vary depending on the traffic violation. For minors, drivers under the age of 18, if they receive 6 or more points on their license in a year time period, then their license will be restricted for a year. For adults, 12 points in a year will result in a suspended license for 30 days. Central Florida Bonding has been serving Central Florida since 1979. Many of your neighbors and friends across Winter Springs, Casselberry, South Orlando, Longwood, and Orlando have benefitted from our expertise. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. We offer confidential and stress-free bail bonds. We bail clients out of jail for numerous charges including road rage, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, DUI, drug trafficking, domestic violence, and more. All of our bail bond agents are experienced, knowledgeable, and licensed. They are ready to assist you and guide you through the bail bond procedure. To start the bail bond process, please give us a call at 407-841-3646. Please call today! Learn more about traffic violations such as road rage, DUI, and underage DUI:

https://cfborlando.com/road-rage-arrest-orlando/

https://cfborlando.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-charged-with-a-dui/

https://cfborlando.com/parents-guide-arrest-for-underage-dui/

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