New Alabama Law Will Mean More Citations Written At Traffic Accidents
ABC 33: A new state law will result in more tickets being written at traffic accidents. Right now, an officer must witness the violation that caused an accident in order to write a citation, unless it’s a DUI. Accidents may be caused by running a red light, following too close, failure to yield a right- of way or other violations. Beginning August first, officers can write drivers citations even if they did not witness what happened.
Officers can now write citations if there is sufficient evidence of a violation even if they did not witness the violation.