Traffic Tips & Driving Laws
In our state and in most of the United States, a drivers license is necessary to work and to live the life we all want. I am proactive in keeping you on the road legally- we will explore all the alternatives to retaining your privilege to drive. Of course, having a privilege to drive is not much help when you can't afford insurance- I'll help you there too!
If your license has been revoked due to past impaired driving or multiple traffic convictions, your limited driving privilege can now allow you to drive back and forth to your church or religious service.
Not only do you have to move over or slow down when police cruisers or first responder vehicles with lights flashing are on the roadside, now you must also move over or slow down for garbage and recycling trucks with flashing lights.
Driving Tips for Driving Safely in a Work Zone
Driver's and Insurance Points
Points are given for the following moving violation offenses pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 20-16(c):
In case of the conviction of a licensee of two or more traffic offenses committed on a single occasion, such licensee shall be assessed DMV points for one offense only and if the offenses involved have a different point value, such licensee shall be assessed for the offense having the greater point value. See N.C.G.S. § 20-16(c).
The Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP) establishes rates for drivers based on their accident histories and moving violation convictions. See N.C.G.S. § 58-36-65 and N.C.G.S. § 58-36-75.
* No points are assessed if the driver has no other moving violations during the 3 year experience period. See N.C.G.S. § 58-36-75(f).
Motor Vehicle Law - Unlawful use of a mobile phone.
N.C.G.S.A. § 20-137.4
Effective: December 1, 2007
West's North Carolina General Statutes Annotated Currentness
(a) Definitions. -- For purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:
(1) Additional technology. -- As defined in G.S. 20-137.3(a)(1).
(2) Emergency situation. -- Circumstances such as medical concerns, unsafe road conditions, matters of public safety, or mechanical problems that create a risk of harm for the operator or passengers of a school bus.
(3) Mobile telephone. -- As defined in G.S. 20-137.3(a)(2).
(4) School bus. -- As defined in G.S. 20-4.01(27)d4. The term also includes any school activity bus as defined in G.S. 20-4.01(27)d3. and any vehicle transporting public, private, or parochial school students for compensation.
(b) Offense. -- Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall operate a school bus on a public street or highway or public vehicular area while using a mobile telephone or any additional technology associated with a mobile telephone while the school bus is in motion. This prohibition shall not apply to the use of a mobile telephone or additional technology associated with a mobile telephone in a stationary school bus.
(c) Seizure. -- The provisions of this section shall not be construed as authorizing the seizure or forfeiture of a mobile telephone or additional technology, unless otherwise provided by law.
(d) Exceptions. -- The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to the use of a mobile telephone or additional technology associated with a mobile telephone for the sole purpose of communicating in an emergency situation.
(e) Local Ordinances. -- No local government may pass any ordinance regulating the use of mobile telephones or additional technology associated with a mobile telephone by operators of school buses.
(f) Penalty. -- A violation of this section shall be a Class 2 misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00). No drivers license points or insurance surcharge shall be assessed as a result of a violation of this section. Failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall not constitute negligence per se or contributory negligence by the operator in any action for the recovery of damages arising out of the operation, ownership, or maintenance of a school bus.
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