Drove On Wrong Side Of Divided Highway

To drive on the wrong side of a divided highway means a vehicle operator drives their vehicle on the opposite side of the road rather than from the designate direction of traffic flow. Although not always, there are many instances of driving on the wrong side of the road are alcohol-related. Cases of driving on the wrong side of a divided highway are not as scarce in the United States as most people believe.

The major causes of most accidents involve operator error such as driving on the wrong side of the road.

Fines And Penalties

Penalties for driving on the wrong side of a divided highway will vary from state to state. The average fine is approximately $100.00, but can be higher or lower depending on the circumstance surrounding the violation.

Points And Impact On Driving Record/License

The points assessed to a motor vehicle operator that is found guilty of driving on the wrong side of a divided highway are not the same in every state and jurisdiction, but the average number of point for a first time offense is 3. Some states, however, regard this offence as extremely serious and will assess more points to your record. You could also have your license suspended or revoke.

Hiring A Lawyer

Almost any traffic violation will result in your insurance premiums going up. People that plead guilty to a traffic violation do not often realize the far reaching implications of their guilty plea.

Some states remove these points in what the average motorist might consider a reasonable time period. But, other states will keep these points on a person record for a very long period of time. This will not only affect any future violations you may have, but you will continue to pay high premiums until they are removed.

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