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July 2, 2024

How to Fight a Disobey Traffic Control Device Ticket

Many people who get pulled over and issued a traffic ticket believe that it is unfair when the officer writes a “Disobeyed Traffic Control Device” violation rather than a more specific traffic offense like speeding. However, the truth is that disobeying a traffic control device (or section 1110 of the NY Vehicle and Traffic Law) carries the same penalties as other violations including fines, points on your license, and potential insurance premium increases. That is why it is so important that you fight a ticket for this offense with the help of an experienced disobey traffic control device lawyer in New York.

The term “traffic control device” is broadly defined in New York state and includes both signs and pavement markings. The statute states that “every person shall obey the instructions of any traffic control device applicable to him placed in accordance with this chapter, unless specifically directed otherwise by a police officer.” This includes both electric and standard signs as well as pavement markings such as double-yellow lines and yield, stop, or no-turn signs.

Traffic control devices are erected and/or placed on roads, streets, and highways for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding the movement of traffic. They are designed to minimize road collisions and improve safety for all motorists. These devices also help to ensure that traffic moves in an orderly and efficient manner so that drivers can get where they are going without delay.

There are many different types of traffic control devices in use throughout the nation. The most common types of traffic control devices are red, yellow, and green lights on a traffic signal, as well as stop signs, and yield signs. However, other traffic control devices include speed limit signs, arrows indicating directions, and road markers such as zebra stripes and shared lane markings (sharrows).

A violation for disobeying a traffic control device in New York carries two points, which is lower than the amount of points that most red light or speeding tickets carry. However, even one point on your driving record can have a significant effect on your license. This is because your insurance company may raise your rates or, in extreme cases, suspend your license if you accrue too many points within an 18-month period.

The lawyers at the NY Traffic Firm know how to effectively fight accusations that you violated the laws of New York and can save you from the unpleasant consequences of a conviction for this offense. We are committed to defending all of our clients against these charges and will work tirelessly to get your case dismissed. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced traffic defense lawyers. We serve clients throughout central New York including Albany County, Broome County, Cortland County, Jefferson County, Madison County, and Onondaga County. We can also assist clients in other parts of the United States and Canada.