FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY IN PA
Following too closely is found at Section 3310 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, and is the traffic violation reserved for drivers who tailgate others. A driver commits this offense if he or she follows another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent given the speed of the vehicles, highway traffic patterns, or roadway conditions.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY?
A driver who pleads guilty or is found guilty of following too closely faces 3 points on their driving record, a $25 fine, plus the imposition of over $100 in court costs. This charge constitutes a Serious Traffic Offense for a CDL Driver, which can lead to the imposition of a CDL suspension.
Furthermore, a person convicted of following too closely could see an increase in their insurance costs and premiums.
WHY AM I BEING CHARGED WITH FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY?
The police commonly cite drivers for following too closely if they are at-fault for a rear-end collision, or are otherwise observed tailgating other drivers. Drivers may also find themselves charged with Speeding, Safe Speeds or Careless Driving violations.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'M CITED FOR FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY?
It is in your best interest to contact an experience Pittsburgh traffic ticket defense lawyer who can assist you with regards to representation. Rather than taking points on your license, it is best to enter a not guilty plea and schedule a hearing.
The experienced traffic ticket lawyers of the Zuckerman Law Firm are available to discuss your case today. For a free consultation, call 412-447-5580 today.