Traffic Ticket

What is a Traffic Ticket?

A Traffic Ticket is a notification that one has committed a minor legal infraction, for which a fine must be paid, and/or an appearance in court must be made. Typically this means a parking ticket for parking in an unlawful manner or allowing a parking meter to expire, or a ticket for a moving violation such as speeding.

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A Ticket Trap is where police deliberately set up in a place where motorists are likely to break the law, even if just on a technicality. This may include places where the speed limit is set too low (called a speed trap), or where there is an intersection with an awkward or confusing design.

Often, this is used to earn extra money for a municipality, such as a poor rural town or county. This is also often illegal under the laws of the state, province, or other jurisdiction the municipality is under.