There are seemingly countless different kinds of traffic violations. All of them carry possible fines, and most of them carry points violations too.
Points have 2 negative functions for you. First, the more points you have, you can subject yourself to losing your license either by being suspended for a period of time or revoked for a much more extensive period of time. Second, any amount of points on your license is a red flag to all car insurance companies that you are not a perfect driver. Your car insurance rates will likely go up once you start accruing your very first points.
Decoding this area of Maryland law can be confusing and difficult. Read on to learn more about the different kinds of payable traffic tickets in Maryland.
What Kinds of Tickets Are There?
The most common payable ticket issued is for speeding. You may have heard that you can only get a speeding ticket if you are going more than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. This is simply not true—driving one mile per hour over the limit is still speeding, and all speeding violations can carry up to 5 points and up to $500 in fines.
Here are a few more of the most common traffic accident offenses:
- Reckless Driving
- Negligent Driving
- Failure to Obey a Traffic Device
- Failure to Remain in Lane
- Failure to Control Speed
- Failure to Yield
Traffic accidents can also earn you a ticket. In most cases, any traffic tickets you receive after a car accident will earn you more points than they otherwise would. An infraction that would normally receive one point may be raised up to 3 points simply because it contributed to an accident. Paying these tickets instead of going to court will usually hurt your insurance claim.
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Take the time to contact Zirkin and Schmerling Law, and we’ll help you to understand your legal rights and the consequences for the payable traffic tickets in Maryland you may have received. Your initial consultation is free of charge. You work hard and you need an attorney who will work hard for you. Call us today for your free consultation at 410-753-4611.