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What Is The Difference Between Running A Stop Sign And A Stop Light (red Light)?
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Test your defensive driving online knowledge: What should a driver do when the driver comes upon flashing red lights at an intersection? The Answer: come to a full and complete stop ensuring you’re able to proceed safely and without obstructing another vehicle before commencing. Although the answer to this question is commonly known, the penalty for not adhering to the law isn’t. And failing to follow this road rule could cost you consider money.

What Are the Fine Schedules

In Texas, running a red light can cost drivers a traffic citation of $217, whereas running a stop sign costs $167. While the fine schedule, the amount municipalities can charge violators, varies, these represent ‘typical’ rates throughout the contiguous states. The cost difference in these fine comes from the perceived opportunity for an injury or an incident caused by the failure to stop. Traffic lights are often placed at intersections with higher traffic volumes, or a higher propensity for injury from failing to yield the right of way.

Often these tickets are given to drivers failing to completely stop their vehicles, rather than ignoring the light or signal entirely. This is known as the “California” or “rolling” stop. As taught in defensive driving and driver’s education courses, a vehicle must come to a full and complete stop before proceeding. It is often a worthwhile exercise to count two full seconds before starting again through an intersection to ensure that any watchful law enforcement personnel have sufficient time to see you perform a proper stop.

Failure to properly stop at an intersection is one of the most common infractions to receive a citation in the US. In fact, it is second only to speeding, and in some municipality’s seat belt violations, for the most ticketed driver failure. Lower speeds, wider urban streets, and a clearly defined violation (you wheels have to come to a full and complete stop) make failure to stop a popular moving violation for law enforcement.

Tickets and Texas Defensive Driving Online

Fortunately, drivers who are fined for failing to stop at a stoplight or stop sign can take a defensive driving online, or online traffic school course, to dismiss the ticket from their record. Prior to registering for a course ensure the provider you select offers state-approved courses, that your court allows for citation dismissal through this method, and that your selected course provider is a reputable and known quantity. In Texas, defensive driving online has been available since the late 90s with more than 800,000 registered users annually. Find a name and brand you trust to dismiss your citation. But most of all, spend the 2 seconds to ensure you have safely stopped and - equally important - prevent an unnecessary ticket.


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