Texas Department of Criminal Justice Examples of Minor Traffic Violations
A conviction for a minor traffic violation (e.g., payment of fine for a citation) is not a criminal charge for the purpose of PD-27, “Employment Status Pending Resolution of Criminal Charges or Protective Orders.” An employee, other than a commercial driver, is not required to report a conviction for a minor traffic violation to the employee’s immediate supervisor or to any other TDCJ supervisor or manager.
Blocking or retarding traffic.
Bicycle ordinance violations.
Crossing yellow line, driving left of center.
Disobeying traffic lights signs or signals.
Driving on shoulder.
Driving uninsured vehicle.
Driving with an expired or invalid driver license (has not been suspended or revoked).
Driving with blocked vision or tinted window.
Driving with expired plates or without plates.
Driving without registration or without proper registration.
Driving wrong way on one-way street.
Failure to display a driver license.
Failure to have vehicle under control.
Failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Failure to signal.
Failure to stop or yield to pedestrian.
Failure to submit report after accident.
Failure to yield right-of-way.
Faulty equipment (e.g., defective exhaust, horn, lights, mirror, muffler, signal device, steering device, tail pipe, or windshield wipers).
Following too closely.
Improper backing (e.g., backing into intersection or highway, backing on expressway, or backing over crosswalk).
Improper blowing horn.
Improper passing (e.g., passing on the right, passing in a no-passing zone, passing stopped school bus, or passing a pedestrian in crosswalk).
Invalid or unofficial inspection sticker, failure to display inspection sticker.
License plates improperly displayed or not displayed.
Operating overloaded vehicle.
Racing, dragging, or contest for speed.
Seat belt or child restraint violations (unless charged with child endangerment).
Skateboard or roller-skate violations.
Spilling load on highway.
Spinning wheels, improper start, zigzagging, or weaving in traffic.
Violation of noise control ordinance (vehicle).
Violation of driver license restrictions.
NOTE: Examples of violations of law not considered minor traffic violations are: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While License is Suspended (DWLS), Failure to Appear (FTA), Reckless Driving, Open Container, and Assault with a Motor Vehicle. An employee who is arrested or issued a criminal charge for such action shall report the action to the employee’s immediate supervisor within 48 hours of the event and before reporting for duty.