Moving Traffic Violation Law and Legal Definition

A moving traffic violation is any violation of vehicle laws that is committed by the driver of a vehicle, while the vehicle is moving. Such violations are also referred to as moving violations. Laws relating to moving violations and the associated penalties vary by jurisdiction.

Some common examples of moving violations are: driving while intoxicated, failure to signal for turns or lane changes, failing to drive within a single lane, driving over the speed limit, failure to stop at a stop sign or red light, driving in a car pool lane illegally, failure to stop for a school bus when children are boarding or exiting, failure to secure a load to a truck or lorry, and failure to yield to a vehicle with the right of way. Parking violations, equipment violations, or paperwork violations relating to insurance, registration, inspection, do not fall under the moving violation category.