“I live on a one-way street that’s also a dead end.I’m not sure how I got here.”– Steven Wright, Comedian
For the most part, one-way streets are clearly identified by multiple signs. We’ve seen the signs, you know the ones with the bold words “one way” and an arrow pointing the direction we’re supposed to go? The truth is we’ve all driven the wrong way down a one-way street at some point. It could be that we’re new to an area or simply that the signage was not particularly visible at the place where we entered the road. In either scenario, driving the wrong way down a one-way street is a traffic violation that not only comes with a fine, but also could cause a ripple affect of issues for the driver receiving the citation.
Wrong Way Violation Fines
When law enforcement in the state of Indiana doles out tickets for “driving the wrong way down a one-way” they carry a particularly hefty penalties. First of all, the fine is no less than $100 but in addition, larger fines can be legally given at the discretion of the officer who issues the ticket.
Points And Premiums
This is a 6-point violation in Indiana. Six points! This means you should expect your premiums to take a significant jump. If you get to 18 points, you could lose your license.
Would you believe you may have to take a driver’s safety class if you get a wrong way traffic violation? This is also at the discretion of the officer who gave you the ticket or may be required if your points total is approaching 18.
License Suspension And Your Record
Could the simple mistake of getting caught going the wrong way down a one-way street cost you your driver’s license? Yes, as stated above, if the 6 points you receive from this violation puts you over the top (18), you will have your license suspended. This could stay on your record for up to 2 years!
How We Can Help
While past results do not guarantee future success, you should know that our firm has been very successful representing clients charged with simple traffic violations such as “driving the wrong way down a one-way street”. In addition we have helped countless clients with traffic misdemeanors and even felonies.
We know the full importance of you keeping your driving privileges. Not only quality of life, but income potential could be affected by a suspended license or exorbitantly increased insurance premiums. Contact our experienced traffic violations team as soon as possible once you are given a ticket or if you have been charged with a more serious offense.