If you get a traffic ticket, it can be a frustrating time. A ticket for Laned Roadway Violation could mean that the police are alleging that you did not use due care when making a lane roadway change. A Ticket for Laned Roadway Violation is a moving violation and it can lead to increased insurance rates and potential other collateral consequences if you are found guilty.
Attorney David Ellison is an experienced Rhode Island Traffic Offense Lawyer who has handled many tickets for "Laned Roadway Violation." You can be represented by an attorney on a Laned Roadway Violation summons.
What is the Law for a Laned Roadway Violation?
Rhode Island General Laws § 31-47-9. Laned Roadway Violation, states the following:
"Whenever any roadway has been divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all others consistent with them shall apply:
(1) A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.
(2) Upon a roadway which is divided into three (3) lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and the center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where the center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is sign-posted to give notice of the allocation.
(3) Official signs may be erected directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of the roadway, and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of the sign.
(4) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4."
What is the Penalty for Laned Roadway Violation?
In Rhode Island General Laws § 31-41.1-4. "Schedule of violations," the listed penalty is $85, however, depending on your circumstances there can be other collateral consequences to watch out for.
If you are charged with a Laned Roadway violation, do not hesitate to contact Rhode Island Laned Roadway Violation Lawyer David Ellison today at 401-230-5520.