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Moving Offenses

Kentucky has numerous moving offenses, each with different fines, added points, license suspension requirements, and jail time. At Busald Funk Zevely, we want you to be aware of the ramifications of the most frequently cited moving offenses so that you can be prepared from the start. If you have any additional questions about the provided information, contact one of our traffic violation attorneys today.

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FineCourt CostsPoints AssessedPotential Immediate License SuspensionPotential Jail TimeOffense Level
Failure to Illuminate Head Lamps$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Failure to Dim Headlights$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Driving Too Slow for Traffic Conditions$20 –$100. KRS 189.993(12)$1433NoNoViolation
Driving Too Fast for Traffic Conditions$20 –$100. KRS 189.993(12)$1433NoNoViolation
Following Another Vehicle Too Closely$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1434NoNoViolation
Following Emergency Vehicle Too Closely$60 –$500. KRS 189.993(8)$1434No30 days. KRS 189.993(8)Class B Misdemeanor
Failure to or Improper Signal$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Improper Passing$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1435NoNoViolation
Improper Lane Usage / Vehicles Keep Right Except to Pass$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Improper Use of Left Lane / Overtaking Vehicle$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Disregarding Compulsory Turn Lane$20 –$100. KRS 189.993(12)$1433NoNoViolation
Disregarding Traffic Control Device, Traffic Light$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Disregarding Stop Sign$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Disregarding Railroad Crossing Flasher Lights$30 –$100. KRS 189.990(11)$1433NoNoViolation
Failure to Stop at Railroad Crossings$30 –$100. KRS 189.990(11)$1433NoNoViolation
Failure to Give Right of Way to Vehicle Passing Opposite Direction$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Disregard / Failure to Yield Right of Way$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Failure to Yield Right of Way to Funeral Procession$250. KRS 534.040(2)$1433No90 days. KRS 532.090(2)Class B Misdemeanor
Failure to Give Right of Way to Emergency Vehicle$60 –$500. KRS 189.993(8)$1434No30 days. KRS 189.993(8)Class B Misdemeanor
Passing Loading / Unloading School / Church Bus, 1st Offense$100 –$200. KRS 189.990(5)$1436No30 –60 days. KRS 189.990(5)Class B Misdemeanor
Passing Loading / Unloading School / Church Bus, 2nd Offense$300 –$500. KRS 189.990(5)$1436No60 days –6 months. KRS 189.990(5)Class A Misdemeanor
Driving on Wrong Side of Roadway$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1434NoNoViolation
Improper Start from Parked Position$20 –$100. KRS 189.993(12)$1433NoNoViolation
Improperly on Left Side of Road$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Improper Turning (Illegal U-Turn)$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Distracted Driving (Texting While Driving)$25 –$50. KRS 189.990(30)(b)$1433NoNoViolation
Careless Driving$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1433NoNoViolation
Reckless Driving$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1434NoNoViolation
Changing Drivers Car in Motion (Reckless Driving)$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1434NoNoViolation
Disregarding Signals from Officer Directing Traffic$250. KRS 534.040(2)$1433No90 days. KRS 532.090(2)Class B Misdemeanor
Instructional Permit Violations$250. KRS 534.040(2)$1433NoNoViolation
Leaving Scene of Accident / Failure to Render Aid or Assistance (Hit and Run)$20 –$2,000. KRS 189.990(1)$1436No1 Year. KRS 189.990(1)Class A Misdemeanor
Leaving the Scene of Accident / Failure to Render Aid with Death or Serious Physical Injury (Hit and Run)$20 –$2,000. KRS 189.990(1)$1436No1 Year. KRS 189.990(1)Class D Felony
Failure to Notify Owner of Damage to Unattended Vehicle$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1430NoNoViolation
Failure to Report Traffic Accident$20 –$100. KRS 189.990(1)$1430NoNoViolation
Driving Without License / Negligence in Accident$250. KRS 534.040(2)$1436No90 days. KRS 532.090(2)Class B Misdemeanor
Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)$1,000-10,000. KRS 534.030(1)$143Hearing; possible suspensionYes1-5 years. KRS 532.060(2)Class D Felony
Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle)$500. KRS 534.040(2)$143Hearing; possible suspensionYes12 months. KRS 532.090(1)Class A Misdemeanor
Racing Motor Vehicle on Public Highway$60 –$200. KRS 189.993(5)$143Hearing; possible suspensionYes30 days. KRS 189.993(5)Violation

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