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Ran Stop Sign Tickets In Grand Prairie Municipal Court
Ran stop sign tickets in Grand Prairie are one of the most common violations our law office handles on a monthly basis other than speeding tickets. This article is intended to help you understand the law as it pertains to these types of violations and what you must do to protect yourself from a conviction for the violation. If you would like to contact our office after reading this article, feel free to call us today.
Ran Stop Sign Law In Texas
The law on running a stop sign is contained in the Texas Transportation Code and is broken down into three separate categories. The first category are those cases where there is a clearly marked stop line. The second category are those cases where there is a pedestrian crosswalk clearly marked. The third category are those cases where there are neither a stop line or a pedestrian crossing. Each one has its own burden of proof under the law. Specifically, the code section that applies to these types of case is written as follows:
Sec. 544.010. STOP SIGNS AND YIELD SIGNS. (a) Unless directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic-control signal, the operator of a vehicle or streetcar approaching an intersection with a stop sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).
(b) If safety requires, the operator of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).
(c) An operator required to stop by this section shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. In the absence of a crosswalk, the operator shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop at the place nearest the intersecting roadway where the operator has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.
Depending on your situation, you can make the appropriate argument for dismissal of the case based upon discovery of the video or police testimony. The key to any traffic violation however, is to weigh the risk of trial and losing with the benefit of obtaining a favorable settlement offer to keep the violation off your record. As experienced attorneys we have been called on by thousands of people in Grand Prairie and the surrounding communities to do exactly this. If you would like our office to review your case, feel free to contact us:
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