Rhode Island residents like yourself may not know that simple traffic violations can stack up quickly, resulting in more of an impact on your life than you might have expected. At Lynch & Pine, we lay out all of the possible consequences of one or more traffic violations to highlight just how heavily you might be affected by stacking traffic violations.
Oftentimes, pressing situations can tempt drivers to accelerate at speeds well beyond posted speed limits. Despite such demanding situations, the law requires drivers to obey speeding signs and follow through with court procedures when they show neglect to such signs. Rhode Island has its own set of traffic violations, including speeding regulations to ensure safety on the road.
It may be difficult to find anyone in Newport who has not, at one time or another, been asked that all-too-familiar question of “Do you know what the speed limit is on this road” by a law enforcement officer. The range of reasons one may have for speeding may be extensive, ranging from being late for work or an appointment, to simply being unfamiliar with the area. Misinterpreting a speed limit might seem like another of the many excuses people may cite. Yet in some cases, it may legitimately be true.
Seeing the red and blue flashing lights of a police car in your rear view mirror can be enough to make any driver panic. Having to pull over and speak to police officers is, at the very least, inconvenient and a bit embarrassing. However, a traffic stop also has the potential to lead to some very serious consequences for a driver accused of breaking the law.