What you need to know to avoid getting theses common traffic tickets.
Speeding is the number most common ticket given in Massachusetts. Knowing your speed and the speed limit on the road you’re on is the simplest way to avoid a speeding ticket. Never assume a speed limit. In Boston tunnels speed limits can be as low as 35 mph. Also, be very careful at toll booths. Massachusetts State troopers routinely give out tickets and the speed limits drop very sharply. Remember the speed limit around tolls is 15 m.p.h. Speeds in residential areas are 35 m.p.h.
Red Light Violation
Not following traffic signals leads to many tickets in Massachusetts. Speeding thru a yellow light or running a red light in view of a police office is a sure fire way of getting a ticket.
Marked Lanes Violation
In Massachusetts you must use you turn signals or blinker before changing a lane. Weaving in and out of lanes is a violation is a marked lanes violation as well as just changing one lane without using your blinker. Remember do not weave in and out of traffic and always use your blinker and you can avoid this common Massachusetts traffic violation.
Negligent Operation or driving is a criminal offense in Massachusetts. It is where you drive recklessly so that the lives and safety of the public is endangered. Penalties for reckless operation can be jail and license suspension. Avoid this getting cited for negligent operation by driving in a safe manner.
Following too Closely
Police in Massachusetts will ticket you for following too closely. Always allow at least one car length between you and the car in front of you. The police have a lot of discretion with a following too closely citation and if it looks like you are too closely you may get a ticket.
If you have been given a ticket for any of these violations you need to consider appealing the ticket. Penalties are huge in Massachusetts. Some surveys list Massachusetts as one of the strict states in the country to get a speeding ticket. Yet with the proper advice and argument you can still beat the ticket.
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