You may have heard several different terms used when referring to a motor vehicle violation. These terms are used to distinguish between different types of traffic tickets. One of these is a moving traffic violation. Moving traffic violations are basically any offense committed by the driver of a vehicle while it is moving. These offenses include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Failure to stop at a stop sign, red light
- Failure to stop for a school bus when children are exiting/boarding
- Failure to yield
- Not driving in a single lane
- Failure to use a turn signal
What Moving Violations Affect Insurance?
All moving violations you are convicted of will have an impact on your car insurance premium. If you have multiple infractions, especially in a short amount of time, this will also dramatically raise the cost of insurance. Many of these traffic tickets will increase your rates by at least 20% depending on the severity of the offense. These increased rates typically last an average of three years, but may be shorter or longer based on where you live and the insurance companies policies. Companies don’t typically find out about moving violations until they check your driving record – once a year when your policy is up for renewal.
How Do I Get a Moving Violation Off My Record?
Depending on the specific traffic violation, you may be able to have a moving violation removed from your record by taking a defensive driving course or attending traffic school. Some of these courses may be available online. You may also request (for an additional fee) a deferral. This has to be approved by the judge and/or district attorney. If granted, you are given a deferral period of one year. Although you plead guilty, if that year passes without incident, the violation does not go on your record.
Speak to a Lawyer About a Moving Violation Today
If you receive a moving violation, give traffic lawyer D Turner Legal, LLC a call at 317-721-4783, moving violations are serious and need to be addressed immediately with competent counsel. Call us now!