Safe Driving Habits
Driving in general can be a stressful proposition. Establishing good driving habits are an effective way at staying safe and avoiding accidents. Good driving habits such as:
- Keeping your phone put away
- Using a Safe Following Distance
- Using Headlights When Legally Required
- Be Alert and Aware
- Turn Down the Music
It makes sense that we should all develop safe driving habits to make the roads safer for everyone, but unfortunately, we all slip, and when we do, it’s time to get with a traffic attorney who can help in many ways.
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There is a speed limit on every road on how fast you can drive. When you drive above the speed limit, you’ve broken the law. In the most cases, the rule is 25 mph for residential areas and between 45 to 70 mph for main roads and highways.
If you are pulled over for going above the speed limit, you could face more than a few consequences. Generally, the fine for speeding you will need to pay will increase based on how fast you were going over the limit. And you can almost be certain that you will receive a number of points added on your driver’s license. If you receive more than 11 points in a short period of time, you can all but guarantee that your license could be suspended, which is why you’re going to need help in fighting a speeding ticket.
Indiana does not have a complete ban on handheld devices. Though, as a driver, it’s required that you give the road your full attention. As such, actions like:
- Playing with the radio
All of those actions are generally prohibited and at best considered reckless. If a law enforcement officer sees you performing any of these habits, there is a good chance that you could receive a traffic ticket for driving while distracted.
Driving Under the Influence
It’s commonly known that you shouldn’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. An officer may pull you over and issue a DUI test if they witness you:
- Swerving in between lanes
- Irregular stopping and starting
A DUI test in Indiana will more than likely include a breathalyzer. If you blow a BAC of 0.08% or more, you’ll be arrested for a suspicion of a DUI.
If you’ve found yourself with one of the common moving violations that traffic attorneys warn against. Break these traffic laws with too many moving violations can result in you being treated as a habitual moving traffic violator. give the team at D Turner Legal, LLC a call at 317-721-4783 for help today!