Types of Traffic Violations in Ohio

Violations Law OhioSafe travel is the aim of the traffic laws on the books in Ohio. That means the safety of the driver and others on the road.  There are many ways to violate traffic laws, and some of them are relatively new on the books. For example, you might not be aware that you cannot operate a handheld mobile phone while driving. And texting while driving is illegal, for fairly obvious reasons. Also, though speeding may seem a relatively minor infraction, fines can become quite steep depending on the speed over-limit you were traveling and penalties to your driver’s license increase with the number of violations. This chart gives you an idea of some of the two-point traffic violations in Ohio.

Charge Driver’s License Points Ohio Revised Code Citation
Driving Under Suspended or Revoked License 2 4510.11
Stop Sign 2 4511.43
Traffic Control Lights 2 4511.13
Violation-Railroad Crossing 2 4511.61-64
Traffic Control Device/Signs 2 4511.12
Violation to Avoid Light 2 4511.12
Hit-Skip with Private Property Damage 2 4549.03
Slow Speed 2 4511.22
Following Too Close 2 4511.34
Disregard of Safety Private Property 2 4511.201
Violation of One Way Traffic 2 4511.32
Driving Left of Center 2 4511.29-30
Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian/Blind 2 4511.46-47
Crossing Yellow Line 2 4511.30
Right Side of Roadway 2 4511.25
Crossing Divided Hwy 2 4511.35
Violation of Traffic Lanes/Lines/Safety Zone 2 4511.30-33 & 4511.60
Failure to Yield Right of Way 2 4511.41-42
Opposite Vehicle Traffic Violation 2 4511.26
Improper Passing 2 4511.28
Violation When Being Passed 2 4511.27
Stopped School Bus Violation 2 4511.75
Without Due Regard Private Property 2 4511.201
Unsafe Operation – Private Property 2 Municipal Code
Reckless Operation – Private Property 2 Municipal Code
Disobey/Interfere With Police Order 2 4513.36
Assured Clear Distance 2 4511.21(A)
Violation-Starting/Backing 2 4511.38
Driving on Closed Hwy 2 4511.71
Dropping/Placing Material on Roadway 2 4511.74
Violation of Restriction 2 4510.11
Loss of Physical Control of the Vehicle 2 Municipal Code
Prohibited U turn 2 4511.37
Improper/Prohibited Turn 2 4511.36
Failure to Slow Down at RR Crossing 2 4511.62(A)(1)(a)
Failure to Stop at RR Crossing 2 4511.63 (A)
Insufficient Space at RR Crossing 2 4511.62 (A)(1)(d)
Insufficient Undercarriage to Negotiate RR Crossing 2 4511.62 (A)(1)(f)
Failure to Obey RR Stop Sign 2 4511.61 (A)

Source:  Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

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