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Utah 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.

Description

Statute

Driving under the influence

Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-502

Reckless driving

Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-528

Accidents involving injury, death or property damage

Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-401.7

Speed regulations

Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-601

Limitations on U-turns

Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-802

Obeying traffic-control devices

Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-304

Seat belt requirement

Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-1803

Operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility

Utah Code Ann. § 41-12a-302

Operating a motor vehicle without a license

Utah Code Ann. § 41-12a-603

Operating a motor vehicle without registration

Utah Code Ann. § 41-12a-603

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