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The aim of traffic tickets

Nov 05,2018 - Last updated at Nov 05,2018

Traffic citation can be defined as a summons issued by a law enforcement officer to a person violating a traffic law. A traffic citation is commonly known as a traffic ticket.

It is extremely frustrating to receive a traffic ticket, and can be very costly. However, police officers do not know you, so do not take it personally.

Types of traffic violations vary. One of the common violations is using the phone while driving. Drivers who use their mobile phones while driving are putting themselves and everyone around them at risk. Mobile phones are highly distracting. Even a few seconds’ lapse in concentration can result in a serious, if not a fatal traffic incident.

Drivers can do several things at traffic lights that are annoying, and sometimes dangerous. Firstly, they may fail to stop at a red light, which is unlawful and can endanger everyone on the road. They also speed up to try to make a green light before it changes to red, only to have to brake suddenly when the light has changed.

Drivers who are distracted and do not observe the changing lights can fail to accelerate when the traffic lights turn green. This means other drivers are delayed and can become frustrated; a dangerous situation.

Drivers also often fail to stop behind the designated white lines marked at traffic lights. This means that pedestrians crossing the road may have to walk around the car to safely cross the road which can put pedestrians in a dangerous position in relation to nearby traffic.

Finally, do not blame the police officer when he gives you a traffic ticket because he helps you maintain your safety.


Isa Aljundi


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