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 

75 Pa. C.S. § 3802

Reckless driving

75 Pa. C.S. § 3736

Accidents involving death or personal injury

75 Pa. C.S. §§ 3742 and 3742.1

Speed Limits & driving at a safe speed

75 Pa. C.S. §§ 3361 and 3362

Limitations on turning around

75 Pa. C.S. § 3332

Obedience to traffic-control devices

75 Pa. C.S. § 3111

Seat belt requirements for children

75 Pa. C.S. § 4581

Required financial responsibility

75 Pa. C.S. § 1786

Drivers required to be licensed

75 Pa. C.S. § 1501

Registration required

75 Pa. C.S. § 1301

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