You consider yourself to be a conscientious New York driver, but even you may trip up and commit a traffic offense every now and then. One of the best ways to keep from getting a ticket is to arm yourself with knowledge.
Driver’s Auto Mart featured a list of uncommon traffic violations. Treat yourself to a quick rundown so you do not have to worry as much about law enforcement pulling you over.
Trailing after an emergency vehicle
It is great to have motor vehicles clear out of your way and give you a clear path to get where you need to go. You cannot accomplish this, but emergency vehicles can. Should you decide to follow in the siren-wailing wake of a fire truck, police car or ambulance, you may earn yourself a traffic ticket for your misdeed.
Turning too wide
When you make a right turn, be sure you finish the turn in the same lane in which you started. This is so vehicles already traveling in the direction you want to go in can maintain their speed. Drivers should not have to slow down or change lanes to accommodate for your too-wide turn.
Driving slow in the left lane
Not only is driving slowly in the left lane on the highway dangerous, but it could also earn you a ticket. Even if another driver does not hit you, you driving slowly in the left lane could cause a traffic jam, which could lead to an accident elsewhere. Unless you are passing, it is best to stay out of the left lane.
This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.