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FINE AMOUNTS FOR MINOR MOVING VIOLATIONS IN DC

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Minor Moving Violation Fines in DC

Lane or course

  • Changing without caution [§ 2201.6] $100.00
  • Failure to stay in proper [§ 2201.6] $100.00
  • Improper use of restricted [§ 2220] $100.00

Lawful order or direction of a Police Officer

  • Failure or refusal to comply with [§ 2000.2] $50.00

Length

  • Operating vehicle of greater length than permitted by law [§ 2502] $250.00

License or permit

  • Address, failure to change [§§ 109.3, 109.4] $50.00
  • Allowing unauthorized person to drive [§ 1100.12] $100.00
  • Allowing unlawful use [§ 1100.7] $50.00
  • Displaying, cancelled, suspended, revoked, or fraudulently altered [§ 1100.2] $50.00
  • Displaying or use another person's [§ 1100.4] $50.00
  • Failure to display upon demand [D.C. Official Code § 50-1401.01(c)] $50.00
  • Failure to have license [§ 1100] $50.00
  • Learner's permit; allowing more than one passenger while operating with [§ 102.9] $100.00
  • Loaning or allowing use by another person [§ 1100.3] $50.00
  • Restriction, driving in violation of [§ 1100.9] $100.00

Lights

  • Illegal headlight device [§ 718] $75.00
  • Improper lights [§§ 703-711] $75.00
  • No lights running [§ 703.1] $75.00
  • No rear light(s) [§ 705.1] $75.00
  • No stop light(s) [§ 706.1] $75.00
  • One light running [§ 704.1] $75.00
  • Operating with high beams [§ 715.4] $75.00

Littering, From a vehicle upon public or private property [§ 2221.6] $100.00

Loads

  • Extending beyond body of vehicle [§ 2503.1] $250.00
  • Failure to keep open load tightly covered [§ 2503.4] $250.00
  • Failure to secure load [§ 2503.4] $150.00
  • More than eight feet (8 ft.) wide [§ 2501.1] $250.00
  • No red flag on end of long load, or other load violation [§§ 703, 2503] $250.00

Mechanical condition, Unsafe operating or permitting operation while [§ 600.2] $100.00

Median strip, channelizing island or safety zone (raised with curb), driving on or over [§ 2201.8] $100.00

Mirror, No rear view mirror [§ 731.6] $75.00

Motorcycles (see also violations for other vehicles)

  • Failure to wear protective helmet or have goggles, safety glasses, or have windshield while riding a motorcycle. [§ 2215] $75.00
  • Improper riding on [§ 2215] $25.00

Motor-driven cycle (see other violations for other vehicles)

  • Failure to wear protective helmet while riding a motor-driven cycle [§ 2215] $25.00
  • Operating in excess of 30 miles per hour [§ 9901] $100.00

Motorized bicycles operating in excess of 20 miles per hour [§ 9901] $100.00

No bus streets, Driving through [§ 2217.8] $150.00

Noise, Unnecessary or disturbing [§ 2221.1] $25.00

One-way street violation [§ 2201.4] $150.00

Opening door or permitting door to open on traffic side [§ 2214.4] $25.00

Open container of alcohol, Operating with motor vehicle with [§ 2224.4] $100.00

Parade or procession without a permit [§ 2218] $25.00

Parking, Failure to back into space [§ 2221.2] $10.00

Passing

  • At intersection [§ 2202.3] $25.00
  • Improper [§ 2202] $100.00
  • Increasing speed to prevent [§ 2202.4] $50.00
  • On curve [§ 2202.3] $25.00
  • On right [§ 2202.4] $25.00
  • View obstructed [§ 2202.7] $25.00

Registration certificate

  • Failure to change address on [§ 414] $10.00
  • Failure to exhibit on demand [§ 421] $50.00

Right side of roadway, Failure to keep to [§ 2201.1] $50.00

Right turn on red

  • Failure to come to a complete stop before turning [§ 2103.7] $50.00
  • Failure to yield right-of-way to vehicle or pedestrian [§ 2103.7] $50.00
  • Violation of "No Turn on Red" sign [§ 4013] $50.00

Right-of-way

  • Failure to stop and give right-of-way to pedestrian in roadway [§ 2208] $75.00
  • Failure to yield to another vehicle [§§ 2207, 2208] $100.00
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian in the sidewalk [§ 2207.2] $250.00
  • Failure to yield right-of-way to a person operating a bicycle [§§ 2207, 2208] $75.00
  • Overtaking another vehicle stopped at a crosswalk or intersection for a pedestrian [§ 2221.5] $250.00
  • Stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle in a bicycle lane [§ 2405.1] $65.00

Safety zone, Driving though [§ 2211.6] $75.00

School bus, Passing stopped bus or multi-purpose school vehicle when light flashing or stop signal arm activated [§ 2209] $500.00

Sidewalk, Driving on or over [§ 2221.3] $50.00

Signal for turn or stop, Failure to give either hand or mechanical signal [§ 2205] $100.00

Signal device

  • Disobeying green arrow [§ 2103.4] $50.00
  • Disobeying official signal [§ 2000.4] $100.00
  • Passing flashing red light [§ 2104] $50.00
  • Passing red light [§ 2103] $150.00
  • Passing steady yellow light [§ 2103] $50.00

Siren, Unauthorized use of or possession of [§§ 712.4, 730.4] $50.00

Smoke, Excessive [§ 750.3] $50.00

Snow tires or chains, Operating without effective [§ 2219.1] $100.00

Snow emergency regulations, Violation of [§ 2219] $250.00

Speeding

  • Up to 10 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200] $50.00
  • 11 to 15 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200] $100.00
  • 16 to 20 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200] $150.00
  • 21 to 25 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200] $200.00
  • Over 25 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200] $300.00
  • Minimum; driving too slowly [§ 2200.10] $50.00
  • Unreasonable [§ 2200.3] $100.00

Speedometer

  • Defective [§ 735] $75.00
  • Failure to have on vehicle [§ 735] $75.00

Sticker Regulation, Sign or other unauthorized item attached to the mirror, window, or window frame [§ 2213.7] $15.00

Stop sign, Passing [§ 2208.3] $50.00

Street, Driving on wrong side [§ 2201.1] $50.00

Tags

  • Altering tag(s) [§ 1104.2] $100.00
  • Covering [§ 422.8] $500.00
  • Dead or expired tags [§ 1101] $100.00
  • Fail to secure D.C. tags [§§ 422, 429.1] $100.00
  • Fail to turn in tags when required [§§ 415, 2706] $100.00
  • Fail to properly affix validation stickers [§ 422.7] $50.00
  • Failure to have or display current tags [§ 1101] $100.00
  • Illegible tag(s) [§ 422.5] $50.00
  • Improper display of [§ 422.4] $50.00
  • Improper use of dealer's tags [§ 1101] $50.00
  • Inadequate illumination of tag(s) [§ 705.4] $50.00
  • Loaning license tags [§ 1101.1] $50.00
  • No front tag [§§ 422.1; 422.3] $50.00
  • No rear tag [§§ 422.1; 422.3] $50.00
  • Obstructed tag(s) [§ 422.6] $50.00
  • Permitting use of dead tags [§ 1101] $100.00

Television, Visible to operator [§ 735.2] $100.00

Tires, Unsafe or other violation [§ 732] $100.00

Title, Failure to transfer D.C. [§ 402] $25.00

Towing, Violation of regulations [§ 2504] $100.00

Traffic control device

  • Interference with [§ 2101.1] $100.00
  • Unauthorized [§ 2102] $50.00

Truck restriction or route

  • Driving a truck through a restricted street [§ 2505.6] $150.00
  • Violation of permit conditions [§ 2508.6] $50.00
  • Violation of tunnel restrictions [§ 2509] $250.00

Turn

  • From wrong lane [§§ 2203, 2204] $100.00
  • Improper [§§ 2203, 2204] $100.00
  • Violation of turn restriction [§§ 4012-4018] $25.00

Vision

  • Front or side; obstructed [§ 2213] $75.00
  • Objects hanging so as to obstruct [§ 2213] $75.00

Weight Regulations

  • Up to 5,000 lbs. over limit [§ 2500.1] $250.00
  • In excess of 5,000 lbs. over limit [§ 2500.1] $100.00 plus $16.00 for each additional 100 lbs. over 5,000 lbs.

Width

Operating vehicle of greater width than permitted [§§ 2500, 2501, 2511] $50.00

Windshield, Defective or obstructed [§ 731] $75.00

Windshield wipers

  • Failure to have [§ 731] $75.00
  • Not in operating condition [§ 731] $25.00

NOTE: TRAFFIC VIOLATION IN NATIONAL CAPITAL PARKS

Additional traffic regulations for all District of Columbia areas under the jurisdiction of the U.S. National Park Service are set forth in Part 50 of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Penalties for violation of federal traffic regulations in park areas are set forth in 36 C.F.R. §50.5, and in other specific sections.

District of Columbia traffic laws and regulations, and the penalties applicable to violations of District laws and regulations set forth in this title and the D.C. Code, are also applicable in park areas located within the District of Columbia. [36 C.F.R. §50.3]


SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 30 DCR 5742 (November 4, 1983); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 31 DCR 569 (February 10, 1984); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 32 DCR 1526 (March 15, 1985); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 33 DCR 3716 (June 20, 1986); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 34 DCR 4242 (July 3, 1987); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 35 DCR 783 (February 5, 1988); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 35 DCR 8042 (November 11, 1988); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 37 DCR 5692,5703 (August 31, 1990); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 50 DCR 10564 (December 12, 2003); as amended by the Department of Motor Vehicles Reform Amendment Act of 2004, effective April 8, 2005 (D.C. Law 15-307; 52 DCR 1700 (February 25, 2005)); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 52 DCR 2068 (March 4, 2005); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 52 DCR 11345 (December 30, 2005); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 53 DCR 2209 (March 24, 2006); as amended by the Pedestrian Safety Reinforcement Amendment Act of 2008, effective November 25, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-269; 55 DCR 11015 (October 24, 2008)); as amended by the Anti-Littering Amendment Act of 2008, effective March 20, 2009 (D.C. Law 17-314; 56 DCR 200, 201 (January 9, 2009)); as amended by the Bicycle Safety Enhancement Amendment Act of 2008, effective March 25, 2009 (D.C. Law 17-352; 56 DCR 1115, 1116 (February 6, 2009)); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 56 DCR 3939 (May 15, 2009); as corrected by Errata Notice published at 57 DCR 1239 (February 5, 2010); as amended by Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 4665 (May 28, 2010)[EXPIRED]; as amended by Emergency Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 9206 (October 1, 2010)[EXPIRED]; as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 11180 (November 26, 2010); as amended by the Motorized Bicycle Amendment Act of 2012, effective April 27, 2013 (D.C. Law 19-290; 60 DCR 2343 (March 1, 2013)); as amended by the Safety-Based Traffic Enforcement Amendment Act of 2012, effective May 1, 2013 (D.C. Law 19-307; 60 DCR 2753 (March 8, 2013)); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 60 DCR 10071 (July 12, 2013); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 60 DCR 14832 (October 18, 2013); as amended by the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013, effective December 13, 2013 (D.C. Law 20-49; 60 DCR 15148 (November 1, 2013); as amended by the Safety-Based Traffic Enforcement Fine Reduction Amendment Act of 2013, effective December 24, 2013 (D.C. Law 20-61; 60 DCR 12472 (September 6, 2013)).

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