Laws and penalties regarding traffic violations vary from state to state so it is best to consult driving handbooks from the local Department of Motor Vehicles, according to DMV.org. The best way to avoid a traffic ticket is to follow local traffic laws, advises FindLaw.
Resources such as DMV.org publish articles studying traffic violations from all over the country. Although these websites are not run by local or state governments, they can help provide general guidelines on good driving practices and how to handle traffic stops.
The websites ACLU.org and Findlaw.com provide more in-depth legal detail on how to deal with traffic stops once they have occurred. Knowing one's rights can help mitigate penalties from traffic stops, according to the ACLU.