Maybe you were not paying close attention when you backed up your car – and you hit another vehicle. The police wrote you a ticket for improper backing up.
A traffic violation ticket – or two or three — can lead to escalating difficulties like points on your driving record, costly fines, rising insurance premiums and even suspension of your driver’s license. A defense attorney can help you minimize or avoid these problems.
What You Need To Know About Improper Backing Up
In Pennsylvania, you can be cited for improper backing up if you reverse your vehicle when it can’t be done safely or it can’t be done without interfering with other traffic.
- When backing up you should always yield the right-of-way to moving traffic and pedestrians.
- Drivers are not allowed to back up their cars on highway shoulders.
If you are found guilty of improper backing up, three points will be added to your driving record.
What To Do If The Police Pull You Over
- Turn the ignition off but don’t get out of the car.
- Don’t argue with the police officer or get angry.
- Be polite.
How A Lawyer Will Help
When you are up against a traffic violation, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.
Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law
Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.