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Indiana Traffic Violations

Traffic violations occur when motorists break the rules of driving. Traffic violations often result in tickets that require a fine or a fee to be paid; some offenses result in suspension or loss of driving privileges. If you have gotten a ticket in Indiana, an attorney can help.

Indiana's Violation Tracking System

Indiana uses a point system to track traffic violations and criminal driving offenses. The point value assigned to a driver depends upon the seriousness of the offense; drivers can get two to eight points per incident. The more serious the violation, the higher the number of points. These points stay on a driver's license record for two years. If too many points are accumulated in this two-year period, a license can be suspended.

Indiana courts can ask drivers with traffic violations to attend a state-approved safety program. There are three types of programs: in-person classes, online study, or video and DVD.

Indiana Traffic Violations

Indiana's Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) lists several kinds of moving violations. For example, failing to use headlights, brake lights, or signal lights are ticketed offenses with points. Ignoring a stop or yield sign results in six points. Speeding also results in points, but there are different levels of points assigned depending on how fast a driver was going:

  • 1 to 15 mph over speed limits gets two points.
  • 16 to 25 mph over limits gets four points.
  • Over 25 mph results in six points.
  • A speed contest will get eight points.

In addition to the point system, some traffic violations can result in the loss of your driver's license.

Violations Can Result in License Suspension

According to the Indiana BMV, certain traffic violations can lead to a license suspension:

  • Failure to appear or pay a traffic ticket requires license suspension.
  • Driving without insurance.
  • Driver is a Habitual Traffic Violator, or repeat offender.
  • Driving while intoxicated -- .08 percent blood alcohol content or more.

Locate a Local Indiana Traffic Violations Lawyer Today

Traffic tickets can result in costly fees and fines, or affect driving privileges. In addition, insurance rates can be affected. If you receive a traffic violation, either in Indiana or out-of-state, a lawyer can look at your situation and help. Call now to speak with a traffic violations attorney in Indiana at 877-913-7222.