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Iowa Traffic Violations

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.

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Statute

Driving under the influence

Iowa Code § 321J.2

Reckless Driving

Iowa Code § 321.277

Accidents involving death, injury or vehicle damage

Iowa Code § 321.263

Speed restrictions

Iowa Code § 321.285

Limitations on turning at intersections

Iowa Code § 321.311

Obedience to traffic-control devices

Iowa Code § 321.256

Seat belt requirement

Iowa Code § 321.445

Driving without liability insurance coverage

Iowa Code § 321.20B

License requirement

Iowa Code § 321.174

Driving without registration

Iowa Code § 321.98

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