If you get a traffic ticket, it can be a frustrating time. A ticket for “Obedience to Devices” could mean you went through a stop sign, a red light or another traffic sign. If you are a Commercial Truck Driver, you may have not followed a certain sign directed towards trucks. Obedience to Devices is a moving violation and it can lead to increased insurance rates and potential other collateral consequences if you are found guilty.
What is the Law on Obedience to Devices?
Rhode Island General Laws § 31-13-4. Obedience to Devices, states the following:
"The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable to him or her placed in accordance with the provisions of chapters 12 – 27 of this title, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in those chapters. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4."
What is the Penalty for Obedience to Devices?
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 an Obedience to Devices violation, do not hesitate to contact Rhode Island Driving without Insurance Lawyer David Ellison today at 401-230-5520.