Traffic fines are an especially heavy burden for seniors on fixed incomes. It is worthwhile to take note of the new fees and to try and be aware not to make a mistake while driving that will cost hundreds of dollars out or a tight budget. Not to mention the effect on insurance premiums. So being forewarned can help to deter behavior we may later regret. Below are the new rules and fine schedule for 2019.
Forgot to carry your driver's license for $214.
Forgot to change the address (more than ten days) $214
Uninsured car in accident for $796 ‘and’ driver's license revoked for 4 years.
Didn't stop at red light or turning right at No Turn on Red $533.
Crossing double yellow line for $425.
Violation of the turn or U-turn $284.
Speeding 1-15 miles $224, 16-25 miles $338, usually the police determined that speeding is over 5 miles. On rainy day it is not allowed to exceed 65 miles.
Did not stop at Stop Sign $284.
Passing a school bus when there lights are flashing $675.
Talking on cell phone first time $76, 2nd time $190, same penalty even if you are just holding the cell phone in your hand!
Stop at a bus stop $976.
Not wearing a seat belt $160.
Driving with high beam lights on (from 30 points) for $382.
Child not wearing a seat belt or not in a child seat $436.
Covering car door $178.
Driving with headphones on $178.
Modified Exhaust $1000 each stop.
All the above violations allow you to go to traffic school for 8 hours. If you get a second ticket within 18 months, sorry, you are not a Good Driver and this will drive up your insurance rate.
Safe driving everyone!
Marc has 36 years in financial services and 6 years in teaching.
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