Sometimes, no matter how knowledgeable drivers are regarding the rules of the road and driving, offenses are still made. Listed are a few offenses that may lead to driving bans and other suspension charges, and entail more punishments if not taken seriously.
- Drunk Driving â€“ Different states have their own regulations regarding drunk driving. The normal limit for blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent. Anything beyond that is already qualified as a DUI offense. However, DUI also encompasses driving while under the influence of drugs and is not only limited to land-based vehicles. Probation, suspension of license, and a possible revoking of license if caught more than once are the usual punishments for drunk driving.
- Reckless Driving â€“ From the name itself, it's easy to tell that driving carelessly is a threat to both pedestrians and other vehicles. Reckless driving may eventually lead to accidents, damages, injuries or death. In CA, this offense is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for at least five days, or less than 90 days and by paying a fine.
- Driving Without a License â€“ A license is a necessity that should always be present every time the driver goes out. If a person drives without a license because it was previously suspended for a different offense, it may get suspended for another six months.
- Driving With a Suspended License â€“ People who have been caught doing a driving offense may have their licenses suspended, depending on the degree of the offense. Being in suspension means not having the privilege to drive a vehicle and anyone who is caught doing so will be in a bigger trouble.
- Drinking while operating a vehicle or possession of an open container of alcohol while driving â€“ A driver caught with a drink in hand or inside his car while driving will be presented with a traffic ticket.
- Over-speeding â€“ Going over the speed limit is one of the most common rules in driving that is often disobeyed. The speed limits for different state vary, but the punishment often is receiving a speeding ticket and sometimes, even getting jailed.
- Failure to use child restraint and seatbelts â€“ Vehicles are required to have seats that are especially made for smaller children. There are also states which compel people to wear seatbelts when riding a car. Failure to wear seatbelt is punishable and the people caught may be fined for as low as $10 to as high as a hundred.