Running a Stop Sign in Florida
One of the most common offenses taking place today on our roads are Stop Sign Violations, which is included as a Controlled Traffic Device. The proper way to keep from violating this law is to bring your vehicle to a complete stop, waiting for a full two seconds and making the motion to look both ways. Many drivers treat these stop signs like they are 'yield', 'pause' or 'hesitation' signs.
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Getting a traffic ticket can be costly and most of the time, just act as a complete annoyance. Stop Sign Violations can carry a fine that can be anywhere from $50.00 to $200.00. If you happen to have been in violation within a construction zone or school zone, the fine could possibly be doubled.
You can also receive up to 2 points against your license. This can put your license at risk and you need to find a good attorney to get some advice on how to respond. Your car insurance can also be affected as well.
There are some cases where jail time was involved if your action of disregarding a stop sign resulted in a pedestrian and/or car accident. That is why consulting with a good lawyer is the right move to make when you receive a traffic violation that had additional unpleasant consequences. Failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign puts pedestrians at risk and is taken very seriously by law enforcement in Florida.
This is especially true in Orlando. Central Florida is no place to pick up a traffic ticket for a pedestrian accident. Orlando is already notorious for pedestrian accidents and unsafe roads. A good attorney in Orlando who is experienced in this area can help you to prepare your defense by explaining what might happen and helping you to try to get your penalty reduced or even dismissed. It will depend on your past record as to what you will be facing.
Receiving a ticket for Stop Sign Violations is easily avoided by simply using some caution when approaching a stop sign. It does not take that long to bring your car to a stop and wait your turn to cross an intersection or continue on the road. If you find yourself with a traffic ticket for accidentally driving through a stop sign, please call an experienced traffic ticket attorney at The Umansky Law Firm today (407)228-3838.