The most commonly cited traffic violations include exceeding the speed limit, running a red light, using a mobile device while driving, failing to wear seat belts, and driving under the influence, notes Crosley Law. Other common traffic violations include tailgating and neglecting to yield to emergency vehicles, according to HG.org.
As of 2015, driving over the speed limit is the most commonly cited traffic violation in the United States, as noted by HG.org. Some frequently cited violations, such as using a mobile device while driving, are relatively new. Others, such as running a red light or driving without insurance, have increased in recent years due to new laws and developments in red light camera technology.