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South Dakota Traffic Fines

South Dakota Traffic Fines

South Dakota Traffic Fines
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South Dakota Traffic Fines
South Dakota Traffic Laws
The state of South Dakota has very specific and detailed laws surrounding every aspect of driving.  The state is relaxed on speeding violations, but other laws are strict and, in some cases, can carry a heavy fine.  If you want a complete and detailed list of all official SD driving violations and fines, you should visit the official South Dakota State and Bond Record.  Below you will find lists of different violations in SD.
Vehicle Traffic Offenses in South Dakota
1) Failure to comply with weather restriction/highway closure- $154 and $220 total
2) Unlawful use of controlled access facilities- $54 and $120 total
3) Operation of vehicle on private land without permission of the owner- $54 and $120 total
4) Deprive motorcycle of full use of lane- $54 and $120 total
5) Improperly equipped vehicles on highway- $54 and $120 total
6) Failure to comply with directions of officer- $54 and $120 total
7) Truck overweight violation- $104 and $170 total (in some cases)
8) Coasting downhill in neutral or with clutch out $54 and $120 total
9) Careless driving- $54 and $120 total
10) Overdriving road conditions- $54 and $120 total
11) Failure to follow minimum speed on highway- $54 and $120 total
12) Speeding on highway- (1 to 5 over) $19 and $85 total; (6-10) $39 and $105 total; (11-15) $59 and $125 total; (16 to 20) $79 and $145 total; (21-25) $99 and $165 total Fines within construction zones in South Dakota increase dramatically
13) Drag Racing- $204 and $270 total
14) Driving on wrong side of the road- $54 and $120 total
15) Failure to yield- $54 and $120 total
16) Illegal lane change- $54 and $120 total
17) Illegal median crossing- $54 and $120 total
18) Illegal entry to or exit from highway- $54 and $120 total
19) Violation of right of way- $54 and $120 total
20) Illegal turning- $54 and $120 total
21) Failure or improper use of signals-$54 and $120 total
22) Illegal U-Turn- $54 and $120 total
23) Illegal following or passing- $54 and $120 total
24) Passing in an intersection-$54 and $120 total
25) Passing in no passing zone-$54 and $120 total
26) Following too closely- $54 and $120
27) Failure to yield to blind pedestrian or guide dog- $54 and $120 total
28) Failure to comply with flashing signal- $54 and $120 total
29) Traffic sign violation- $54 and $120 total
30) Failure to yield at yield sign- $54 and $120 total
31) Failure to stop for railway crossing signal- $54 and $120 total
32) Unsafe backing-$54 and $120 total
33) Backing on major highway- $54 and $120 total
34) Move over law- $54 and $120 total
35) Failure to stop for school bus- $54 and $120 total
36) Failure to appear in court- $54 and $120 total
37) Failure to report accident to police- $54 and $120 total
38) Failure to immediately report accident- $204 and $270 total
39) Throwing burning object from window- $54 and $120 total
40) Littering- $104 and $170 total (minimum)
If you have questions concerning the number of points associated with each fine, you should reference the South Dakota official DMV website.

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