In Nebraska, a driver could receive a ticket and fine for both a moving violation and non-moving violation. These are two separate types of offenses that come with different penalties. In general, moving violations are penalized more severely, as they are more dangerous than non-moving violations. However, both can lead to points against a driver’s license and various other penalties.
Moving vs. Non-Moving Violations in Nebraska
Moving and non-moving violations are types of traffic offenses in Nebraska law. They can lead to the driver of a motor vehicle being ticketed, having to pay a fine, and receiving points on his or her driving record. The most obvious difference between these two types of infractions is that a moving violation is committed when a vehicle is in motion, while a non-moving violation involves a motor vehicle that is stationary. However, this is not the only difference.
A non-moving violation is not necessarily tied to how the driver was operating the motor vehicle. It could involve where the vehicle was parked or the state of the motor vehicle, even if it was not in motion. For example, a motor vehicle with a missing license plate or broken taillight could be ticketed even when the car is not moving. Vehicle safety violations, registration and licensing offenses, and illegal parking are all examples of non-moving violations.
Moving violations, on the other hand, are connected to the manner in which the driver was driving the car. These violations include speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving without adequate insurance, and running a red light. With some exceptions, moving violations are taken more seriously than non-moving violations, as the former comes with a higher chance of someone getting injured.
Nebraska Point System
The penalty for most moving and non-moving violations in Nebraska is a traffic ticket. The ticket amount and any other penalties issued will depend on the nature of the offense, the person’s driving record and any other relevant factors. Repeat offenders or drivers who exhibit a pattern of unsafe driving are more likely to face penalties such as driver’s license suspension and revocation.
Like many states, Nebraska uses a point system for the different consequences of traffic violations. Each vehicle-related violation a driver commits will add points to his or her driving record. Accumulating too many points in a short amount of time can lead to the suspension of the driver’s license. The number of points assessed to a driving record changes based on the nature of the violation.
For example, the moving violation of speeding will assess 3 points to a driver’s record if he or she was traveling 10 to 35 miles per hour above the speed limit. A crime such as driving under the influence or leaving the scene of the accident will result in 6 points added to the driver’s record. Traffic violations remain on a driver’s record for five years. Accumulating 12 points or more in a two-year period will result in the automatic revocation of the driver’s license.
Will Moving or Non-Moving Violations Affect My Car Insurance?
Moving violations are more likely to affect car insurance rates, but non-moving violations could also have insurance consequences. Some insurance companies raise coverage rates if a driver has too many unpaid tickets, regardless of what they are for. For the most part, however, only a traffic offense that is classified as a moving violation will bring the possibility of impacting the price of your car insurance premiums. Speeding tickets and other demerits can make you seem like a higher risk to an insurer, which will increase the cost of insuring you as a driver. Contact the Knowles law firm to schedule a free consultation concerning your potential lawsuit.