traffic court

noun

Definition of traffic court

: a minor court for disposition of petty prosecutions for violations of statutes, ordinances, and local regulations governing the use of highways and motor vehicles

Examples of traffic court in a Sentence

She has to be in traffic court this morning.
Recent Examples on the Web During a traffic court session in Ferguson in mid-July, the line stretched out the door. John Eligon, New York Times, "Stopped, Ticketed, Fined: The Pitfalls of Driving While Black in Ferguson," 6 Aug. 2019 The courthouse itself will become even more of a judicial complex with more courtrooms, a traffic court, and more offices for district attorneys. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, "New Madison County Service Center will bring big changes," 1 Nov. 2019 After a 2018 malware attack, Savannah officials canceled traffic court for weeks. Washington Post, "Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard," 22 Aug. 2019 After a 2018 malware attack, Savannah officials canceled traffic court for weeks. Kathleen Foody, USA TODAY, "Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard," 22 Aug. 2019 In Ferguson, the dreary routine of traffic court played out over two and a half hours — 90 minutes longer than was scheduled. John Eligon, New York Times, "Stopped, Ticketed, Fined: The Pitfalls of Driving While Black in Ferguson," 6 Aug. 2019 The San Francisco Police Officers Association also weighed in, suggesting that the Van Aken be assigned to traffic court. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "Officials condemn judge’s decision to release suspect later accused of attacking woman," 15 Aug. 2019 The Traffic Violations Bureau, also known as traffic court, is on Indianapolis' east side at 8115 E. Washington St. The court is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but it's often closed on holidays such as the Fourth of July. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "How to pay a ticket and what traffic court will cost in Indiana," 11 Oct. 2017 The smaller building, known as Jefferson Station, would hold high-volume courtrooms, like traffic court, as well as a child-care center for people with court business. oregonlive.com, "Preservationist wants to yank historic designation of building gutted in Portland courthouse project," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of traffic court

1919, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2020

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“Traffic court.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traffic%20court. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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traffic court

noun

English Language Learners Definition of traffic court

US : a court of law where drivers who have broken traffic laws are punished

traffic court

noun

Legal Definition of traffic court

: a local court having limited jurisdiction over violation of statutes, ordinances, and regulations governing the use of roads and motor vehicles

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