Everyone knows all the main traffic violations that could affect your auto insurance premiums, like failing to signal, running a stop sign, speeding, or making an improper turn. But, there are plenty of lesser-known instances where a driver may not realize that what they are doing may run afoul of the rules of the road.
1. Taking an on-ramp too fast
From a logistics point of view, it makes sense that you would accelerate while on a highway on-ramp in order to smoothly transition into the flow of traffic. However, accelerating beyond what's safe and taking the on-ramp too fast could result in a collision, followed by a ticket, likely for careless driving. Heed the recommended maximum safe speed to safely navigate the ramp before you accelerate to the highway's posted limit.
2. Reversing on a highway
Maybe you missed your exit and you've pulled over to assess your next move, or there's been an accident and traffic has slowed to a crawl. Whatever the reason, it's never safe to throw your car in reverse while on a highway to make the exit that you've already passed.
3. Having parts detach or driving an unsafe vehicle
Makeshift car repairs like tying doors to keep them secure or holding the bumper up with cables can put you and other drivers at risk. Driving an unsafe vehicle is apt to earn you a ticket.