Traffic Ticket

Definition - What does Traffic Ticket mean?

A traffic ticket is a written notice from a police officer informing a person that they have been caught violating traffic laws.

There are many different violations that could result in a traffic ticket. For example, speeding, reckless driving, running a red light, etc. can all earn a person a traffic ticket.

Justipedia explains Traffic Ticket

Traffic tickets can results in fines. The worse that the infraction is, the higher that the fine is likely to be.

If you receive a traffic ticket, you can try to appeal it in court if you believe that it was wrongly given. However, many traffic violations are caught on camera or with radar, and can be difficult to appeal against.

Traffic tickets are very undesirable for drivers because it can cause their auto insurance rates to go up.

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