Minor Traffic Offenses

The following is a list of the most frequently cited violations punishable by fine only that require a court appearance:

  • failing to secure a child in a moving vehicle
  • driving without a valid license or permit
  • driving an uninsured vehicle
  • passing a school bus while loading children
  • speeding over the speed limit but under 25 mph (over 26 mph is a misdemeanor and heard in the major rooms)
  • speeding in school zone when children are present
  • speeding in construction zone when workers are present
  • violation of cruising zones
  • using an alley as a through street in violation of signs
  • failing to yield to an emergency vehicle

The initial court date for violations punishable by fine only is the trial date. Continuances will  be granted only for good cause.

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