Texas Moving Violations

The Violations You Want to Avoid

 

You Have to Take a Class C Moving Violation Seriously

The following chart shows all of the violations considered moving violations in Texas. If you have a citation listed on this chart, it is especially important to make sure that the citation does not appear on your driving record. Moving violations can lead to a license suspension, reisntatment fees, higher insurance premiums, and may cause issues with your job.

If you just pay the citation, the court will take the payment as a plea of guilty. If you plead guilty (or no contest) or you are found guilty, YOU CANNOT GET THE MOVING VIOLATION REMOVED FROM YOUR RECORD LATER. You have just one chance to do something to keep the ticket off of your record.  

While we cannot guarantee that we can keep every violation off of your record, we have a high rate of success in getting these violations either dismissed outright or dismissed after completion of deferred disposition (probation). 

Texas Moving Violations Chart

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH MOTOR VEHICLE
BUS FAILED TO STOP AT RAILROAD CROSSING
BUS SHIFTING GEARS WHILE CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS
CARELESS DRIVING
CHANGED LANE WHEN UNSAFE
COASTING
CONSUME ALCOHOL WHILE DRIVING
CRIMINAL NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE
CROSSING FIRE HOSE WITHOUT PERMISSION
CROSSING PHYSICAL BARRIER
CROSSING RAILROAD WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT WITHOUT NOTICE
CROSSING RAILROAD WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT WITHOUT STOP/SAFETY
CUT ACROSS DRIVEWAY TO MAKE TURN
CUT CORNER LEFT TURN
CUT IN AFTER PASSING
DID NOT USE DESIGNATED LANE OR DIRECTION
DISREGARD POLICE OFFICER
DISREGARD SOLE GREEN TURN SIGNAL ARROW
DISREGARD WARNING SIGNS OR BARRICADES
DISREGARDED FLASHING RED SIGNAL
DISREGARDED FLASHING YELLOW SIGNAL
DISREGARDED LANE CONTROL SIGNAL
DISREGARDED NO LANE CHANGE SIGN
DISREGARDED NO PASSING ZONE
DISREGARDED RAILROAD CROSSING GATE OR FLAGMAN
DISREGARDED SIGNAL AT RAILROAD CROSSING
DISREGARDED TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
DISREGARDED TURN MARKS AT INTERSECTION
DISREGARDED WARNING SIGN AT CONSTRUCTION
DRIVE INTO BLOCK WHERE FIRE ENGINE STOPPED
DRIVER OPENED DOOR IN MOVING TRAFFIC
DRIVING AROUND BARRICADES
DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE
DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS
DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED - PROBATED
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DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 0.16 OR GREATER
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED W/CHILD UNDER 15 YOA PROBATED
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED W/CHILD UNDER 15YOA
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED-UNDER 21
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE DISQUALIFIED-CMV
DROVE CENTER LANE-NOT PASS OR LEFT TURN
DROVE ON SIDEWALK
DROVE ON STREETCAR TRACKS WHERE PROHIBITED
DROVE ON WRONG SIDE--DIVIDED HIGHWAY
DROVE ON WRONG SIDE-RAILROAD CROSSING
DROVE ONTO CONTROLLED ACCESS HWY WHERE PROHIBITED
DROVE THROUGH SAFETY ZONE
DROVE TO LEFT OF ROTARY TRAFFIC ISLAND
DROVE WITHOUT LIGHTS WHEN REQUIRED
DROVE WRONG WAY IN DESIGNATED LANE
DROVE WRONG WAY ON ONE-WAY ROADWAY
ENDORSEMENT VIOLATION - CMV
EXPIRED DRIVER LICENSE
FAIL TO CONTROL SPEED
FAIL TO STOP AND RENDER AID
FAIL TO STOP FROM ALLEY DRIVEWAY OR BUILDING
FAIL TO STOP PROPER PLACE-FLASH RED SIGNAL
FAIL TO STOP PROPER PLACE-NOT INTERSECT
FAIL TO STOP PROPER PLACE-TRAFFIC LIGHT
FAIL TO STOP-DESIGNATED POINT-STOP SIGN
FAIL TO STOP-DESIGNATED POINT-YIELD SIGN
FAILED TO DIM HEADLIGHTS--FOLLOWING
FAILED TO DIM HEADLIGHTS--MEETING
FAILED TO DRIVE IN SINGLE LANE
FAILED TO GIVE ONE-HALF OF ROADWAY
FAILED TO GIVE WAY WHEN OVERTAKEN
FAILED TO KEEP TO RIGHT ON MOUNTAIN ROAD
FAILED TO PASS MET VEHICLE TO RIGHT
FAILED TO SIGNAL DISTANCE BEFORE TURN
FAILED TO SIGNAL LANE CHANGE
FAILED TO SIGNAL TURN
FAILED TO SIGNAL--FOR STOP
FAILED TO SOUND HORN--MOUNTAIN ROAD
FAILED TO STOP AT MARKED RAILROAD CROSSING
FAILED TO STOP FOR APPROACHING TRAIN
FAILED TO STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS
FAILED TO STOP FOR STREETCAR OR STOP WRONG LOCATION
FAILED TO USE DUE CARE FOR PEDESTRIAN
FAILED TO USE PROPER HEADLIGHT BEAM
FAILED TO YIELD AT STOP INTERSECTION
FAILED TO YIELD AT YIELD INTERSECTION
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY AT OPEN INTERSECTION
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY FOR BLIND OR INCAPACITATED PERSON
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY LEAVING PRIVATE DRIVE, ALLEY, ETC.
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY ON LEFT AT OBSTRUCTION
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIAN AT SIGNAL INTERSECT
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIAN IN CROSSWALK--NO SIGNAL FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIAN ON SIDEWALK
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY--ON GREEN SIGNAL
FAILED TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY--TURN LEFT
FAILED TO YIELD TURN RIGHT ON RED SIGNAL
FAILED TO YIELD WHEN CHANGING LANES
FLEEING FROM POLICE OFFICER
FOLLOWING FIRE APPARATUS
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY
FRAUD RELATED TO ISSUANCE OF CLP OR CDL
HEADLAMPS GLARING--NOT ADJUSTED
HEAVY EQUIPMENT DISREGARDED SIGNAL OF TRAIN
ILLEGAL BACKING
ILLEGAL PASS ON RIGHT
ILLEGALLY PASSED STREETCAR
IMPEDING TRAFFIC
IMPROPER PASSING
IMPROPER TURN
IMPROPER TURN OR STOP SIGNAL
IMPROPER USE OF AUXILIARY DRIVING LAMPS
IMPROPER USE OF AUXILIARY PASSING LAMPS
IMPROPER USE OF SPOT LAMPS
INCREASED SPEED WHILE BEING OVERTAKEN
INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE RR XING
INTERFERE WITH FUNERAL PROCESSION
INTERFERE WITH STREETCAR
INTOXICATION ASSAULT
INTOXICATION ASSAULT MOTOR VEHICLE
INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER
INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER MOTOR VEHICLE
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER
LACK OF CAUTION ON GREEN ARROW SIGNAL
LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT
MADE U-TURN ON CURVE--OR HILL
MURDER WITH MOTOR VEHICLE
NEGLIGENT COLLISION
NO COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE
NO DRIVER LICENSE
NO MOTORCYCLE LICENSE
OBSTRUCTED VIEW THROUGH WINDSHIELD
OBSTRUCTING TRAFFIC
OPEN CONTAINER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE-DRIVER
OPERATE VEHICLE MORE THAN ONE PASS-MINOR
OPERATE VEHICLE WITH CHILD IN OPEN BED
OPERATE WITH LICENSE FOR OTHER CLASS VEHICLE
OPERATING VEHICLE WHERE PROHIBITED
PASSED VEHICLE STOPPED FOR PEDESTRIAN
PASSED--INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE
PASSENGERS/LOAD OBSTRUCT DRIVER'S VIEW OR CONTROL
PASSING AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
PERSON(S) RIDING IN TRAILER OR SEMI TRAILER
PROHIBITED MOTOR VEHICLE ON CONTROL ACCESS HIGHWAY
RACING
RAN RED LIGHT
RAN STOP SIGN
RECKLESS DRIVING
RESTRICTION VIOLATION - CMV
SLOWER VEHICLE FAILED TO KEEP TO RIGHT
SPEED UNDER MINIMUM
SPEEDING
SPEEDING 15 MILES OR MORE OVER POSTED LIMIT
SPEEDING EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 10% ABOVE POSTED LIMIT
* SPEEDING LESS THAN 10% BELOW THE POSTED LIMIT
SPEEDING -SCHOOL ZONE
* TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
TOO MANY RIDERS ON MOTORCYCLE
TURNED ACROSS DIVIDING SECTION
TURNED LEFT FROM WRONG LANE
TURNED RIGHT FROM WRONG LANE
TURNED RIGHT TOO WIDE
TURNED WHEN UNSAFE
UNAUTHORIZED SIREN OR BELL OR WHISTLE
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF SIREN, BELL, WHISTLE
UNRESTRAINED CHILD-SAFETY SEAT VIOLATION
UNSAFE SPEED
UNSAFE START FROM PARKED, STOPPED, STANDING
USE SCHOOL BUS SIGNAL-WRONG PURPOSE
USE WIRELESS DEVICE WHILE DRIVING BUS
USE WIRELESS DEVICE WHILE DRIVING–MINOR
VEHICLE HAULING EXPLOSIVES FAILED TO REDUCE SPEED RAILROAD CROSSING
VEHICLE HAULING EXPLOSIVES FAILED TO STOP AT RAILROAD CROSSING
VEHICLE WITHOUT REQUIRED EQUIPMENT OR IN UNSAFE CONDITION
VIOLATE DL RESTRICTION ON OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
VIOLATE DRIVER LICENSE RESTRICTION
VIOLATE OPERATING HOURS-MINOR
VIOLATE OUT OF SERVICE ORDER HAZMAT AND/OR PASSENGER
VIOLATED OUT OF SERVICE ORDER
WRONG SIDE OF ROAD
WRONG SIDE ROAD-NOT PASSING
*This is not considered a moving violation for purposes of Transportation Code, §542.304 (a).

This chart is provided for information purposes only. The information herein is from Title 37, Rule 15.89 of the Texas Administrative Code, which can be found here

 

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