Illegal Turn Ticket
Bucks County roads and streets are full of turns and bends. Failing to adhere to a posted sign is a common mistake in Bucks County. Between the unfamiliarity with roads and often poorly hung or obstructed signs, it's quite easy to accidentally make an illegal turn. Nevertheless, even if you didn’t intend to do it, if you are stopped for an illegal turn, you will be issued a citation.
Illegal Turn Traffic Ticket Lawyer Bucks County
Certain violations for illegal turns can result in points on your record, fines, increased insurance premiums and in more severe cases a license suspension. The Traffic Attorneys with the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you fight these tickets and thereby minimize their impact upon you and your wallet.
What Kind of Illegal Turn Tickets Are There?
You can receive a ticket for making an illegal U-turn in one of two ways:
- Where there is a sign indicating a U-turn is impermissible at that location
- When you make a U-turn that will create an unsafe situation for you and others
Unsafe situations include:
- a U-turn that interferes with traffic
- a U-turn taken on a street's curve
- a U-turn on a hill where other drivers may be unable to see you
- a U-turn through a bicycle lane
The penalty for an illegal U-turn is 3 points on your license.
Illegal Left Turns
Known as one of the oldest rules of the road; those making a left turn DO NOT have the right of way. You must wait for opposing traffic forces to lessen to the point that you can safely make the turn.
Even if you think the driver with the right of way has waived you through, it is usually best to wait until it is absolutely safe to make a left turn.
Failure to yield to a driver with the right of way while you are making a left turn will result in 3 points on your license.
Failure to Use Turn Signals
If you are changing lanes, you must do so safely and indicate your movement via using a turn signal. The law has listed times when you are required to use your turn signal:
- From a parked position, you must use your turn signal, indicating that you will be entering the traffic stream.
- If going under 35 mph, you must use your turn signal at least 100 feet prior to changing lanes or making a turn.
- If going over 35 mph, you must use your turn signal at least 300 feet prior to changing lanes or making a turn.
There is no points associated for failure to use a turn signal, however there are significant fines attached.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, our experienced Bucks County attorneys have handled countless illegal turn tickets from Warminster Heights to Newtown Grant and everywhere in between. While this may be your first time dealing with something like this, you can rest assured in knowing that we have successfully handled and routinely seen situations just like yours.
If you received a citation for illegal turns in Bucks County, hiring an intelligent and experienced defense attorney is a good first step in protecting your rights and your license.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.