Traffic violations are criminal acts that violate the rules of driving. Most violations are considered minor infractions. They usually won't have serious consequences. However, some violations, such as driving while under the influence, can be considered major criminal offenses. Also, minor violations can have serious consequences if there are several infractions over a short period of time. These violations can lead to fines, license suspension and even jail time.

Many traffic laws cover actions before getting behind the wheel, such as obtaining a valid driver's license or getting required insurance. Other laws cover actions while driving, such as speeding and turning. There are also laws that cover actions after driving, such as waiting for law enforcement after an accident. Although there may be some subtle differences, most states have similar laws that cover the most common traffic violations.

 

Description

Statute

Driving under the influence

625 ILCS 5/11-501

Reckless Driving

625 ILCS 5/11-503

Accidents involving death and personal injuries

625 ILCS 5/11-401

Speed restrictions

625 ILCS 5/11-601

Limitations on U-turns

625 ILCS 5/11-802

Obedience to traffic-control devices

625 ILCS 5/11-305

Seat belt requirement

625 ILCS 5/12-603

Liability insurance requirement

625 ILCS 5/7-601

Driving while license is suspended or revoked

625 ILCS 5/6-303

Driving when registration is cancelled or suspended

625 ILCS 5/3-702

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