Traffic Control Devices
Traffic control devices are signal devices used to inform and control traffic, including pedestrians, motor vehicle drivers and bicyclists. These devices are usually placed adjacent, over or along the highways, roads, traffic facilities and other public areas that require traffic control.
Failure to obey T.C.Ds is a non-criminal moving violation
What are traffic control devices?
Will I get points on my license?
- When you are charged with a traffic violation in Florida in many cases you can avoid getting the points but once the points are on your drivers license you cannot remove them.
- If you are convicted of traffic violation such as speeding or any moving violation in Florida points will be accessed to your drivers license. And if you are an out of state driver the State of Florida will send the violation details to your state DMV.
- Fines are doubled when infractions occur within a school zone or construction zone, with possible civil penalties up to $1,000 and can be required to complete driving school course.
Is traffic school required?
Causes of Driving Fatalities
In 2012, reckless driving and speeding accounted for 36% of all traffic fatalities.
T.C.D State Statute & Penalties
- After receiving a moving non-criminal violation, if you don’t intend to fight it, it will typically be posted by the DMV to your driving record as soon as you are convicted.
- The length of time that a conviction stays on your record depends on the severity of the violation.
- Insurance companies can review and see the points that you have amassed on your record.
- If insurance companies see that your driving record has been tainted with various violations, they will determine you as a non safe driver and will therefore increase your total insurance costs and premiums.
- In the majority of the states, two systems are used to determine the severity of points,
- System 1: The majority of moving violations are represented as a single point. Violations that are more severe just as excessive speeding will count as two points. If a driver receives 4 points in a year or 6 in two years, or 8 in three years they are at risk of losing their license.
- System 2: Less grave violations such as minor speeding, turn signal violations count as two points. Severe violations like excessive speeding and running a stop sign can count up to 3, 4, or 5 points. If a driver receives over 12 points in a 1 year period, their license will be suspended.
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