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My name is Steve Young and I am a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. I will also be your instructor in one of the online traffic courses with B Line Traffic Schools. No matter what course you sign up for, my goals are the same: Present you with the information that you need in a way that will not put you to sleep and then get you back to your life.  Throughout some of the courses I have included interesting situations, people and other random things I have come across in my 25+ years with the CHP to break things up a bit. Ok ok, enough about me. Close this window and start your course with B Line Traffic Schools today.

Top 10 Moving Traffic Violations and How to Avoid Them

07 Dec Blog | Comments

The top ten moving traffic violations can be avoided when you have a good knowledge base and have completed an educational program like an online traffic school. Online traffic school can help you to learn the laws and practice good habits that will help you to stay safe and avoid a traffic ticket in the future.

1. Speeding. It’s no surprise that the most common moving violation is speeding. Be sure to take note of speed limits, especially in residential neighborhoods and city roads where they may change frequently. Being mindful of your speed can also help you to avoid reckless driving and accidents caused by driving too fast.

2. Running a stop sign or red light. Trying to make it through a changing yellow light can result in a traffic ticket. If the light is changing and you have time to stop, it is important to stop. Stay alter and stop completely at stop signs, slowing down and then continuing to drive can result in a ticket.

3. Unsafe lane changes. When driving on the freeway, it is important to always make safe lane changes using your turn signals to alert other drivers and allowing enough space to change lanes. Switching lanes too often and weaving in and out of traffic can be dangerous.

4. Reckless driving. This term may be used to describe a number of different offenses. The best thing you can do to avoid reckless driving is to stay alert and focused on the road. Multitasking can result in swerving and other signs of recklessness.

5. Following too closely. Allow a safe following distance between you and other cars, especially in the rain when you will need more time to come to a stop. You can be ticketed for tailgating or following another car too closely.

6. Violating railroad rules. Always follow signs at a railroad crossing. Trying to make it through when lights are flashing can be extremely dangerous and can result in a ticket.

7. Driving in the wrong direction. Watch for signs for one-way streets. If you ever find yourself driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street, stay calm and quickly find a place to turn around.

8. Passing in a no passing zone. If the double line in the center of the road is solid, you cannot pass. Even roads that generally allow passing may have areas, such as around a curve or in an area with hills, where passing is not allowed.

9. Not stopping for pedestrians or for a school bus. Every driver has been stuck behind a school bus that makes frequent stops, but laws are there for a reason, to keep the children safe. The same goes for pedestrians, it’s important to yield to them to avoid dangerous and potential deadly situations.

10. Driving under the influence. Driving under the influence is extremely dangerous, both for you and for other drivers on the road. If you plan to drink, always have a plan to get home safely.

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