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New Railroad Crossing Laws Could Indirectly Affect DUI Charges

New railroad laws in Phoenix may not directly related to DUIs, but indirectly they could lead to an arrest. This is because in Phoenix, the police are permitted to pull drivers over for a traffic infraction, and then test the driver for a DUI if the police officer believes that the driver may have been drinking. Therefore, it is important for drivers to be fully aware of all the traffic infractions that they may commit while out on the road. Recently, the Arizona Legislature announced a long list of changed laws covering a wide variety of topics.

One section of revised laws had to do with traffic etiquette at railroad crossings. According to the newest edition of laws, drivers are not allowed to make a U-turn on the tracks of a railroad crossing. Also, individuals are not allowed to climb over a railroad crossing barrier while the barrier is closed. Also, no one is permitted to be on the tracks at a railroad crossing if the crossing lights and guardrails are active. This is regardless of whether or not there appears to be a train heading towards the person.

If you make a U-turn on the railroad tracks, or attempt to drive your car through an active railroad crossing, then police may pull you over and fine you for these offenses. If the police suspect that you are intoxicated, they can demand a blood or breath test. In some DUI cases, the courts will sentence an offender for all traffic infractions in addition to the DUI offense. If you want more information about DUI litigation then you need to talk to an attorney at our firm today. The Phoenix DUI lawyers at Rosenstein Law Group are dedicated to pursuing your best interests in your case! Hire them today!

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