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Revoked licenses: When your license can be revoked

Traffic offenses can result in you losing your driver's license. There are certain offenses that lead to suspension or revocation, and repeat violations can lead to suspensions and revocations as well.

Driving is a privilege, not a right. That means that you are not entitled to keep your license if you cannot drive safely. After a revocation, you'll have to wait a period of time before you can apply for a new license. The state may decide to deny your application in the future for any reason, but primarily if you fail the tests you need to take to get your license back.

Is a traffic offense really that serious?

You probably know at least one person who has violated a traffic law and gotten caught. Most people who offend park in the wrong location, speed or otherwise break laws without harming other people. In cases involving nondangerous moving violations or mechanical violations, the police generally issue tickets.

These tickets come with a fine, but usually there is no more serious penalty. Certain offenses, however, are more likely to be categorized as felonies or misdemeanors, which could put your freedom at risk.

Operating a vehicle without a license: What are the penalties?

If you're stopped by the police and don't have a license on hand, you could face a little trouble. However, that trouble is nothing compared to the difficulties you'd face if you did not have a license at all and yet decided to drive a car.

The reason people have to get licenses is because it proves that they're educated in traffic safety and can manage to drive a vehicle safely. If your license is revoked or you never apply for one, there's no way for the police to know that you're able to drive safely. You'll likely face arrest if you do not have a license.

Tickets: Many factors play a role in getting a ticket

There are multiple types of traffic violations people can commit. Many result in tickets, which may not seem serious but do have an impact on your life in several ways. Some of the most common reasons for getting tickets include speeding or running a red light or stop sign.

Speeding is one of the most common reasons for getting a ticket in America. People may go well over the speed limit and feel they're driving safely but still get pulled over. Why?

Not all field sobriety tests are accurate

The horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN), is a simple test used by the police to identify if a person is intoxicated or impaired when driving. The HGN looks at the eye movements and determines if the eyes are jerking when looking from side to side. Alcohol and some drugs make the jerking motion of the eyes more obvious, suggesting impairment.

This test isn't foolproof. There are medical conditions and medications that can cause the eyes to jerk and result in the failure of the test. This is just one of several field sobriety tests that you may be asked to take that doesn't truly represent your level of intoxication or impairment.

Police looking to stop distracted drivers throughout April

April is almost here, and with it comes a new 21-day campaign called, "UDrive. UText. UPay." This campaign, with the help of local officers, intends to enforce distracted driving laws to reduce the risks to drivers on the roads.

Actions the police will be looking for include talking on a cellphone, putting on makeup, eating behind the wheel, playing on your phone or texting, among others. The primary focus is on cellphone use, but anything that is considered a distraction could get you pulled over and fined.

Does New York have more than one DWI charge?

Driving while intoxicated or under the influence can make you a danger to yourself and others. Impairment of any kind means you're not as focused on the road as you should be. Driving without focus puts you in a dangerous situation and is likely to result in a crash.

There are different levels of impairment. The level of impairment you're at depends on a number of factors including your weight, gender, the food you've eaten, how much alcohol you've had and how long it took you to drink the alcohol in your possession.

Is a suspension the same as a license revocation?

You were driving over the speed limit. You've had speeding tickets in the past, but you never thought speeding multiple times would end up resulting in you losing your license. Unfortunately, points from tickets add up. Over time, you could lose your license permanently if you keep getting traffic violations.

Fortunately, there is a difference between losing your license temporarily or permanently. A suspended driver's license is one that you lose for a short period of time. You can't legally drive with a suspended license until the court releases you to do so.

What is the meaning of Leandra's Law?

Leandra's Law is one that was written in honor of an 11-year-old child who was killed while riding with one of her friends' mothers. The mother was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

After the crash and the child's death, the New York State Legislature made changes to the state's vehicle and traffic laws. Now, those who drink and drive face heavier penalties.

Don't drive without making sure your registration is valid

It's against the law to drive your vehicle without registering it, having a license or carrying insurance. If you've been caught without your registration, that's a serious offense that could lead to deep trouble.

In New York and New Jersey, you can be fined for driving without a valid registration. You may also face penalties including time in jail depending on the circumstances. While each state has slightly different laws, you should never drive without registration.

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