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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles

Chapter 024 : TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 2302)
  • § 2302. Traffic violation defined

    (a) As used in this chapter, "traffic violation" means:

    (1) a violation of any provision of this title or rule adopted under this title for which no term of imprisonment is provided by law, and for which a penalty of no more than $1,000.00 is provided;

    (2) a violation of this title with a maximum penalty set at not more than $1,000.00 and for which no term of imprisonment is provided by law;

    (3) a violation of this title with a scheduled penalty of not more than $1,000.00 established pursuant to 4 V.S.A. § 1102(d) and for which no term of imprisonment is provided by law;

    (4) a violation of any municipal ordinance relating to the operation or use of motor vehicles or to the use of highways by pedestrians or by the operation of any other vehicle. Violations of municipal ordinances relating to parking of motor vehicles shall not be considered traffic violations;

    (5) a violation of 5 V.S.A. chapter 28, relating to transportation of hazardous materials, and rules adopted pursuant to 5 V.S.A. § 2001;

    (6) a violation of 5 V.S.A. chapter 29, relating to motor carrier safety standards, and rules adopted pursuant to 5 V.S.A. § 2101;

    (7) a violation of 5 V.S.A. § 3408(c), relating to trail use of certain State-owned railroad corridors, or of 5 V.S.A. § 3734, related to trespassing on railroad property;

    (8) a violation of 19 V.S.A. § 7(j), relating to access to or use of environmental mitigation sites administered by the Agency of Transportation;

    (9) a violation for which the penalties are calculated under section 1391a of this title;

    (10) a violation of subsection 3024(b) of this title;

    (11) a violation of subsection 1006b(b), section 1006c, or subsections 4120(a) and (b) of this title; or

    (12) a violation of section 4123 of this title.

    (b) A traffic violation is not a crime and shall be treated as a civil action.

    (c) A violation of a traffic law in this title for which no penalty is otherwise provided shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $1,000.00. (Added 1989, No. 109, § 2, eff. July 1, 1990; amended 1991, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 19, 1992; 1993, No. 211 (Adj. Sess.), § 26, eff. June 17, 1994; 1995, No. 181 (Adj. Sess.), § 12; 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1999, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. May 29, 2000; 1999, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 22; 2003, No. 109 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 2005, No. 166 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 2015, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 17, 70.)