traffic court


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 The traffic court run by the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit has thousands of cases to hear and only 20 people to hear them. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 9 May 2022 The move marks the first time that all courts in the Marion County system, from criminal courts to traffic court, will be housed in the same building. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Apr. 2022 In a perfect world, there would be no need for traffic court. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 9 May 2022 Richardson, a Gainesville native, is scheduled to appear in traffic court on May 25 for a mandatory hearing of going at least 30 mph over the speed limit. Staff Report, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 That document says Code Enforcement found 105 violations -- 14 Life Safety violations and 91 Non Life Safety violations -- in addition to the single traffic court citation. Grant Lancaster, Arkansas Online, 11 Mar. 2022 In this case, Packingham was prosecuted for violating registration requirements after posting a celebratory message on Facebook after leaving traffic court. Sarah Lageson, Wired, 23 Feb. 2022 This specific statute is not one that comes up often by itself in traffic court. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Jan. 2022 The main Vista courthouse — not including the traffic court annex — is made up of two sides. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of traffic court

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic court was in 1896

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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

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“Traffic court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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