Improper Intersection Approach
Maybe you were at an intersection and you drove straight through – even though another vehicle on the right was already moving. You hit the other car, and the police wrote you a ticket for failing to yield to the driver on the right.
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 Intersection Approach
In Pennsylvania, when two vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different roads at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left has to yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
If you want to make a left turn at an intersection, the driver approaching from the other direction has the right-of-way and you have to yield to them.
If you are found guilty of failing to yield to the driver on the right at an intersection, three points will be added to your driving record.
If you fail to yield to the oncoming driver when making a left turn, you can get three points.
To Enter A Highway Or Traffic Circle
- If you are trying to enter a through highway, the traffic already on the through highway has the right-of-way
- If you are trying to enter a limited-access highway, the traffic already on the limited-access highway has the right-of-way
- If you are trying to enter a traffic circle, the traffic already in the traffic circle has the right-of-way
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.
Questions? Contact us today.
Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.