Traffic Tickets for Following Too Close
Following a vehicle too closely, also called tailgating, is viewed by police
as a form of unsafe or aggressive driving that increases the risk of a
collision. Connecticut General Statute section 14-240 states that drivers
must maintain a reasonable distance from all other vehicles, taking into
consideration things like the speed limit, weather conditions, traffic,
and more. The law does not, however, provide a
specific distance that vehicles are required to maintain away from other vehicles,
making a citation for this infraction subjective and up to the judgment
of law enforcement.
Penalties for Following Too Close
A citation for following too close can result in a fine of $100 - $150.
If other circumstances were present, such as additional charges of
driving without insurance, driving while intoxicated (DUI), or
driving an unregistered vehicle, you could face even higher fines and other serious penalties, including
the potential suspension or revocation of your driving privileges.
Don’t Plead Guilty Until You Consult an Attorney!
When faced with a traffic ticket, it is a good idea to consult Tomeo Sills,
LLC to discuss your legal options before deciding to plead guilty to the
offense. Under certain circumstances, it may be in your best interests
to contest the ticket, especially if it can mean the difference between
being able to drive and losing your license. Our Connecticut traffic ticket
lawyers have decades of combined experience in traffic ticket defense
and are backed by a history of successful case outcomes.
There is no charge to speak with a member of our team about your case.
Call us today at (844) 913-7747.