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Strategies in response to traffic violations

There is likely not a single driver in Virginia or across the country who has not at some point driven faster than the posted speed limit. Unfortunately, getting a ticket for such an action can ultimately have serious professional and financial consequences. While some people may believe that they have no choice but to pay fines associated with allegations of several different traffic violations, there are other options available to them. 

Reckless driving charge follows fatal Virginia Crash

The vast majority of drivers in Virginia are committed to safety. Unfortunately, even relatively minor miscalculations can have severe consequences. In fact, a woman is now charged with reckless driving following a recent crash that resulted in the death of a teenager.

Virginia driver charged with reckless driving, pedestrian injured

Because many people spend so much time behind the wheel of a vehicle, it is sometimes easy to forget just how quickly an accident can happen and the potential harm that a collision can cause. In fact, even the safest of drivers can make a mistake or miscalculation that could result in an accident. Unfortunately, a Virginia driver is now charged with reckless driving following an accident that reportedly sent a man to the hospital.

I-81 car crash in Virginia leads to reckless driving charge

A car accident can happen at any time of the day or night. Often, events change so quickly that drivers do not have an opportunity to properly respond before a collision occurs. Unfortunately, a driver in Virginia now faces a reckless driving charge following an accident that remains under investigation.

Virginia man accused of reckless driving after car accident

The vast majority of motor vehicle drivers in Virginia are committed to driving safely. However, car accidents can happen so quickly -- even to the safest of drivers -- that drivers may not have time to respond. Unfortunately, one man now faces a charge of reckless driving following an accident involving a state trooper.

Responding to accusations of traffic violations in Virginia

Nearly every driver has felt a moment of panic when they looked into their rear view mirror and saw the flashing lights of a law enforcement officer. Often, when someone is facing claims of traffic violations, they automatically accept the accusations against them and pay a fine. However, the law office of Robert F. Rider, PLC can help drivers respond to such claims.

Using traffic school to your advantage

When you have received a traffic ticket in Virginia, you may be allowed the opportunity to go to traffic school to reduce the impact that your ticket has on your insurance and driving record. At Robert F. Rider, PLC, we are committed to helping people get their traffic violations addressed in as timely a manner as possible to optimize their resources.

What is the difference between aggressive driving and road rage?

By now, almost everyone in Virginia and elsewhere knows about road rage. With so many drivers sharing the roads and being stressed out or in a hurry, it can be easy to lose control in traffic. However, you should understand that there is a difference between driving aggressively and a true act of road rage, especially if you are facing road rage charges.

Understanding photo enforcement at intersections

If you live in Virginia, you may well have encountered some intersections at which red-light cameras have been installed. Perhaps you have even been the recipient of a ticket citing for you an alleged red-light violation caught by a photo enforcement camera system. Opening your mailbox to get this type of correspondence can certainly put a damper on your day. Understanding this technology can be important for you when determining how to proceed after receiving this type of ticket.

Yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians

When driving around Roanoke, you will inevitably come upon scenarios where pedestrians enter on to the roadway. The general assumption amongst many is that the road belongs to motorists and that pedestrians should keep to the sidewalks everywhere except those areas designated for them to cross. That assumption is largely correct, yet as is the case with many laws, there are exceptions. Many have come to members of our team here at Robert F. Rider, PLC. after having been cited for not yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians wondering how they might challenge such a supposed violation. The key to doing so is understanding when and where you have the right-of-way. 

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