If you get a traffic ticket, it can be a frustrating time. A ticket for “Interval Between Vehicles -- Following Too Close” is a moving violation for essentially "tailgating" another car. A ticket for “Interval Between Vehicles -- Following Too Close” can lead to increased insurance rates and potential other collateral consequences if you are found guilty. You can be represented by an attorney when cited with a violation of this law.
What is the Law on Interval Between Vehicles - Following Too Close in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island General Laws § 31-15-12 "Interval between vehicles," states the following:
"The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of the vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway, and shall, whenever traveling through a business or residential district, and whenever traffic permits, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy the space without danger. This provision shall not apply to a caravan under police escort or a funeral procession. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4."
What is the Penalty for Interval Between Vehicles - Following Too Close in Rhode Island?
In Rhode Island General Laws § 31-41.1-4. "Schedule of violations," the listed fine is $85.
However, depending on your circumstances, there can be other collateral consequences.
If you are charged with an “Interval Between Vehicles -- Following Too Close” violation, contact Rhode Island Driving without Insurance Lawyer David Ellison today at 401-230-5520.