Tickets For Driving Too Slow Can Be Just as Expensive (and Damaging) as Speeding
Tickets For Driving Too Slow Can Be Just as Expensive (and Damaging) as Speeding –blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.
Did you know you are just as guilty as someone who is speeding if you are driving more slowly than everybody else and fail to move out of the way?
Many states require drivers who are traveling below the normal speed of the flow of traffic to move to the right (regardless of whether YOU are going the speed limit) and California is one of them.
Everyone in California is required to drive at a speed which is “reasonable and prudent” according to factors such as weather, traffic, and the type of road you are driving on. But apart from this any vehicle driving at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction shall be driven in the right-hand lane for traffic (or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb). An exception would be if you are overtaking and passing another vehicle. Many may feel that speeders pose a bigger safety threat than those who drive ‘over cautiously’ however according to a David Solomon (United States Government researcher who wrote a paper in 1964 on the subject of speed and crashes), the crash risk increases at speeds below the average traffic flow versus those above the average traffic flow. It’s not surprising then that a ticket for a slow moving vehicle failing to keep to the right can negatively affect your driving record the same (and is also the same cost) as speeding 1-15 mph above the posted speed limit of 65 mph.- blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.
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