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Failure to Maintain Lane - Why It's a Ticketable Offense

Failure to maintain lane involves drifting out of your designated lane, changing lanes without using a signal, swerving between lanes, and weaving between lanes of traffic. As a driver, you have the responsibility to stay reasonably within your lane, and to change lanes only when it is safe to do so. You also have the responsibility to obey traffic-control devices that instruct drivers to use specific lanes in traffic.

Police officers issue traffic tickets for failure to maintain lane. Why? It endangers the safety of those on the road. If you swerve between lanes, make sudden and unannounced lane changes, or drift out of your lane, you may hit other cars. Thus, the safety hazard of failing to maintain your lane provides grounds for a citation.

While you may simply lose focus for a second and drift to one side of your lane by accident, if a police officer sees it, he or she may give you a ticket. However, failure to maintain lane may be caused by drunk driving or distracted driving, which are serious offenses. If you fail to maintain your lane because you were texting, talking on the cell phone, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will face harsh penalties on top of the traffic citation.

Knowledgeable Traffic Ticket Lawyers in Connecticut

With 45 years of combined legal experience, Tomeo Sills, LLC represents clients who have received traffic tickets for a variety of offenses. If you have been cited for failure to maintain lane, we can investigate the incident and build a defense for your case. Our team of Connecticut traffic ticket attorneys is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of each client. We will uphold your rights from start to finish.

Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation.