In case you didn’t know, it is a traffic law infraction to cross a sidewalk without stopping first with all four tires when leaving a parking lot – even if there is no stop sign. This traffic law is a civil infraction, which means you can’t go to jail for it, but you can be fined. And, it is a reason for an officer to pull you over and investigate whether he thinks anything fishy is going on.
Just last week here in Martin County, a local DUI and traffic law judge sentenced a man to a $500 penalty for crossing a sidewalk without stopping first. It was late at… Continue reading