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Does a ticket for Vehicle Code 3309 in Pennsylvania come with points?


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Question:  Does Vehicle Code 3309 on a ticket in Pennsylvania give you any points against your license? Other was checked on violations and it said: Driving on roadways laned for traffic. I got a fine, but I was wondering if it was any points?

Answer:  We were unable to find points associated with this offense on the Pennsylvania points schedule.

According to the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, section 3309 is titled Driving on roadways laned for traffic. Here it states that whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic the following rules in addition to all others not inconsistent therewith shall apply:

(1) Driving within single lane. A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.

(2) Three lane roadways. Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes and provides for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction when the center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for making a left turn, or where the center lane is allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the same direction that the vehicle is proceeding and the allocation is designated by official traffic-control devices.

(3) Lanes limited to specific use. Official traffic-control devices may be erected to restrict the use of specified lanes to specified classes or types of traffic or vehicles, including multi-occupant vehicles or car pools, and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device.

(4) Prohibitions against changing lanes. Official traffic-control devices may be installed prohibiting the changing of lanes on a section of roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device.

From this information you should be able to determine which reason you were stopped by law enforcement and ticketed. While if you plead guilty and are convicted of this traffic offense it will be placed on your driving record, we were unable to find points associated with this violation.

You can look at the Pennsylvania points schedule that is located on PennDOT's website and/or the court listed on your citation, though, to confirm that points won't be assigned to this violation if you plead guilty and pay a fine -- and thus end up with the violation listed on your driving record.

Even without points being assigned by PennDOT, it's possible that your car insurance company could surcharge you for this traffic offense and raise your state car insurance rates.

If your premiums do go up, then you should compare car insurance rates quotes with multiple insurers to find the one that doesn't rate on this minor offense or does, but gives you the lowest rates.


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3 Responses to "Does a ticket for Vehicle Code 3309 in Pennsylvania come with points?"
  1. mary

    Slid off the road on black ice. It was just myself no other vehicle was involved and two weeks later was mailed a $25 citation for improper use of lane. What is this nonsense?

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  2. Anonymous

    It clearly state and educational

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  3. Anonymous

    You explained what a 3309 entails, but did not answer the question as to whether points are assigned for a 3309 offense.

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