Driving in the state of Virginia is a privilege for those who understand its value. It can be enjoyed as long as you do not violate moving or point assessments. Violating these established moving violations and point assessments can result in suspending your driving license and driving privileges. If a driver is convicted of a violation, then he or she must understand that the violation will certainly become a permanent part of their driving history record.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving recklessly are examples of vehicle violations and they may result in loss of driving privileges. As a result, it will cost time and money to reinstate driving privileges. Here are a few examples of moving violations and point assessments.
Railroad Crossings for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
The violations include failure to slow down or stop at a railway crossing. Other violations include:
- Failure to obey the traffic rules, the traffic control device or enforcement official at a railway crossing
- Failure to have undercarriage clearance at a railway crossing.
Other Moving Violations
Aggressively driving, not obeying traffic signals or driving with improper stopping, turning or backing can cause a jail time of 3 to 5 years. Other violations include:
- Disrupting or impeding a funeral proceeding
- Driving recklessly in a wrong way on a one-way highway or street
- Failing to obey lane directional signal
These violations can cause a jail time of 3 years or more. If you are convicted of a traffic violation, then the court informs the Department of Motor Vehicles, who execute the following tasks:
- Proceed with the conviction to your driving record history
- Assign the demerit points accordingly, depending upon the severity of the driving offence
- Issue an order of your driver’s license suspension, if it is application
- Inform your insurance company
These violations can depend upon speeding, passing, turning, backing and other improper driving behaviors. The court of law has the authority to impose fines and penalties on anyone who is convicted of reckless driving crimes. They may even install an ignition interlock device, which is based on the number of past reckless driving offenses committed. Most traffic violations occur due to the driver’s inattention or even distraction which is caused due to stressful driving conditions or fatigue.
Some drivers are even not fully aware of their inattention or may even experience distracting effects which cause improper driving, stopping or passing. Majority of these violations, including speeding or ignoring traffic signs occur because drivers intentionally intend to break traffic laws.
Drivers can be made self-aware with driving assistance programs and systems which would alert about their negligent behavior on the highways or on the road. They should be made vigilant about violating any traffic offence. They should also be warned about the severe consequence of reckless driving. These warnings must be issued to the drivers with sufficient notice so that they have enough time to react before violating any oncoming offence.