moving violation


: the act of breaking a law while driving

Examples of moving violation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The misdemeanor moving violation causing death charge carries a punishment of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000 if convicted, The Holland Sentinel reported. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 20 May 2024 But now, Leon, 44, has been charged with moving violation causing death, the Holland Department of Public Safety announced May 20. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 20 May 2024 Officers initiated a traffic stop for some type of moving violation or equipment issue shortly after 6:30 a.m. at Camino de la Plaza and Virginia Avenue, but instead of pulling over the driver took off, said police Officer Sarah Foster. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2024 Days after the anniversary, the Goodyear city prosecutor charged Quintana-Lujan with 11 misdemeanor counts of causing serious physical injury or death by a moving violation. The Arizona Republic, 16 Mar. 2024 The video shows the driver in conversation with a passenger just before impact. Johnson, who faces a misdemeanor charge of a moving violation causing death and was terminated after the crash, can be heard being comforted by someone later after the screaming had ended. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 25 Jan. 2024 She was subsequently pulled over again, and the ticket was turned into a moving violation. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 10 Feb. 2024 Gonzales had pleaded no contest in April to one count of operating while intoxicated causing injury and three misdemeanor charges of moving violation causing death, according to Michigan Local. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Traffic stop and arrest: Euclid Avenue Officers in the Community Response Unit stopped a car Sept. 6 for both equipment violations and a moving violation. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 13 Sep. 2023

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“Moving violation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

moving violation

: a violation (as speeding or drunk driving) of motor vehicle or traffic laws that is made while the vehicle is moving
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