For many people, driving is a part of everyday life. So, avoiding a traffic violation is essential for staying behind the wheel. However, most people are guilty of certain traffic violations at some point.
Even the most skilled driver can receive the painful reminder of a multa de tráfico. Unfortunately, the reminder doesn’t end with a ticket. You could receive a fine and higher insurance rates as well.
Of course, knowledge of the rules of the road will help you avoid these traffic violations. Here are six of the most common traffic violations to avoid.
It should come as no surprise exceso de velocidad is the most common moving violation. With this in mind, pay attention to speed limits when driving. Especially in school zones, residential neighborhoods, and construction zones. Being conscious of your speed will help prevent accidents and reckless driving caused by driving too quickly.
Running Red Light
Trying to beat a yellow light could cause you to run a red light. Red light tickets are expensive and could cause your insurance rates to increase. Be mindful when approaching a light at an intersection and stop if the light is changing.
Following Too Closely
To begin with, you should always keep a safe distance between you and other vehicles. Especially, when you are driving in the rain or on wet roads as you will need more time to stop. You can receive a ticket for following another car too closely or tailgating.
Drunk Driving (DUI)
First of all, drinking and driving is very dangerous. When you drive drunk you not only put your life at risk, but you risk the lives of others. Typically, driving under the influence leads to many other traffic violations so it’s best to not drive if you have been drinking.
Incidentally, most wrong-way drivers are under the influence of alcohol. Wrong-way driving is the number one cause of wrong-way crashes. To avoid wrong-way driving stay alert and watch for one-way street signs. However, if you find yourself traveling the wrong direction stay calm and quickly find a place to turn around.
Unsafe Lane Changing
You can receive a ticket for unsafe lane changes. Not using your turn signals, appropriate hand signals, or not allowing enough space when making a lane change could cause an accident. For this reason, it is important to indicate to other drivers when you want to change lanes. This will help to keep you and everyone else safe.
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