Can I Be Arrested For Speeding?

Posted on by Defensive Driving Texas | in Defensive Driving Tips

No, you can not be arrested for simply speeding in Texas. It is possible for that speeding ticket to turn into an arrest though if you are unwilling to sign the citation, or if there are other factors at play.

Here are 8 reasons why a police officer could arrest you for a traffic violation

  1. Refusing to sign the citation for speeding
  2. Violator of the Texas Open Container Law and refuse to sign the citation.
  3. Speeding as a non-resident breaking the open container law
  4. For violating routine traffic violations, except speeding.
  5. For driving while intoxicated with alcohol or under the influence of drugs
  6. Vehicular manslaughter resulting from reckless driving
  7. Racing on the highway resulting in serious bodily harm or manslaughter
  8. If you operate a vehicle with criminal negligence

Lights on a police car after a traffic violation

Though all of these traffic violations could lead a peace officer to detain you changes could occur depending on the Texas Legislature’s vote on bills spurred from the Sandra Bland case. As a result there is a call for reform of all arrestable moving violation offenses. Stay tuned to the results of the recently called special election by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

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