Whether it is due to unfamiliarity with a particular roadway, intoxication, or anything in between, driving on the wrong side of the road will amount to a costly Traffic Ticket in Philadelphia. If you are found guilty to this charge, you’ll receive 4 points on your license. This may seem like a steep penalty, but driving on the wrong side of the road is extremely dangerous. The potential for an accident via Head-On Collision is significant, and the results are equally so.
In most cases, a person who is Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road is the result of a simple human error. Roads may not be well-marked, or they may have turned onto a one-way road by mistake. This is an understandable, yet grave error. The expense to this penalty will ensure that you will always be cautious about whether you are driving on the correct side of the road, in attempt to discourage you from making the same mistake again.
If this is not the case and you are driving on the wrong side of the road due to recklessness, perhaps in the form of intoxication or while racing, you can be certain that you will receive additional penalties beyond just this 4 point ticket. Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road coupled with tickets for Racing, Reckless Driving and/or DUI can result in very lengthy suspensions and tremendous fines. No drink, race, or wild night out with your friends is worth it.
If you have been ticketed for driving on the wrong side of the road, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a free consultation with one of our traffic lawyers and discuss your situation.
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