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There are a lot of rules that you are expected to follow if you drive on Pennsylvania roads. Each of these rules and regulations is designed to keep everyone on the road safe. For the most part, you follow these diligently. After all, you want to stay safe yourself. However, there are times when you may become distracted and fail to back up properly. Yes, there are laws associated with this practice. You could be backing up and hit another vehicle in the process. In such a case, you will almost certainly be issued a moving traffic violation that results in a fine and points being added to your record if being found guilty.
If you are issued a ticket for improperly backing up, you will want to take it seriously. If you just pay the fine and go on with your life, you need to be aware of the consequences. Points will be added to your record. In the state of Pennsylvania, you are only permitted so many points before your insurance company will be automatically notified. When that happens, you can almost go to the bank on the fact that your insurance premiums will increase. You want to keep this from happening. That is why you want to have a lawyer fighting this citation on your behalf. It is also important to remember that too many points on your record can lead to the suspension of your driver’s license.
The Rules About Backing Up
If you want to keep from being issued a citation for improperly backing up, then it is first important to understand what the law in Pennsylvania says about the issue. To begin, you may only back up when it is safe to do so. You are also not permitted to back up if it will interfere or otherwise impede the flow of traffic.
When you do start to back up, it is always important to yield to any oncoming traffic. It is especially important to refrain from backing up if there are pedestrians anywhere in the area. Another important thing to remember is that you are not permitted to back up your car on the shoulder of a highway. If you are found to be doing any of these things in the presence of a police officer, you can be issued a citation.
The Reason This Is So Important
It is important to remember that any moving traffic violation is serious. You can end up with a severe fine that will certainly take an unexpected bite out of your savings account. In addition, you will want to keep in mind that the state of Pennsylvania operates on a point-based system. When you first get your license, you have zero points. This is good. That is where you want to stay if at all possible. When you are issued a citation for improperly backing up, you will have three points added to your record if you are found guilty.
We want to remind you that accumulating six or more points in Pennsylvania means that the state Department of Transportation will automatically let your insurance company know that your driving record is now less than stellar. As a result, you will find out that your insurance premiums go up. This is a hefty price to pay because you did not follow the law when it comes to backing up.
Contact Our Office
You will want to contact our office as soon after receiving a citation for improperly backing up as possible. We will begin by examining the evidence and determine if the charge is even warranted. It is at that point that we will recommend a defense strategy moving forward. You will want us to fight this charge for you. You do not want the points added to your record if that can at all be avoided. We will do everything that we can on your behalf.