moving violation


: the act of breaking a law while driving

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The bill says violators would be subject to a noncriminal traffic infraction, considered a moving violation. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 25 Feb. 2023 Those who violate the new provisions would receive a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation. Melissa Pérez-carrillo, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2023 Drivers who disobey these restrictions will receive moving violation citations if Senate Bill 932 is enacted. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 Sixteen of those crashes involved single vehicles and fewer than half of the crashes resulted from a moving violation like speeding or improper lane changes, according to the findings. Lacey Latch, The Arizona Republic, 21 Feb. 2023

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“Moving violation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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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