Violation of Right of Way in Florida
What is Violation of Right of Way?
When a person accepts their driver’s license they are also consenting to follow the laws of the road. One concept of driving that a person must know before they receive their license is when they have the right of way and when others have the right of way.
Different Types of Violations of Right of Way
There are many situations in which a person can get a violation of right of way charge. According to Florida law, situations in which a driver can receive a violation of right of way charge are as follows:
- Every driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection that has a stop sign shall stop at the limit line marked or at the entrance to the intersection if there is no limit line. While at the stop sign the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or is approaching on the highway.
- At a four- way stop intersection, the first vehicle that stops at the intersection shall be the first vehicle to cross the intersection. If two or more vehicles reach the four-way stop intersection at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
- The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign is required to slow down before entering an intersection to make sure the intersection is safe to enter, or stop if necessary. After slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway.
Penalties for Violation of Right of Way
A violation of right of way charge, without causing bodily injury or an accident, typically does not exceed $300.00. In addition, a person receiving the charge will also have three points added to their license which will result in their insurance rates to increase. If the violation of right of way results in pedestrian injury or if an accident occurs, a person will receive harsher penalties such as jail time or community service hours.
Fight your Charge!
Most of violation of right-of-way charges is based upon a witness’s observance of the crime committed. This leads to a strong defense for most people because in reality it could have been another vehicle’s fault and the accused driver could be completely innocent. With the assistance of one of our attorneys we will diligently attempt to get your charges lessened if not altogether eliminated from your driving record. We have a very high success rate with winning cases and we are available 24/7 to help you with your case.
Call our friendly and supportive staff members of Finebloom, Haenel and Higgins so that we can hear your story and provide you with a strong defense. Call today at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (1-800-344-4848).