Traffic violations occur when drivers violate laws that regulate vehicle operation on streets and highways.
The majority of traffic tickets are issued for “strict-liability” offenses. This means that no particular criminal intent is required to convict a person of the offense. The only proof needed is that the person did commit the prohibited act. Strict-liability traffic offenses typically include such offenses as:
- Failure to yield
- Turning into the wrong lane
- Driving a car with burned-out headlights
- Parking in a handicap spot without the required sticker, and
- Overdue parking meters.