A traffic ticket pertains to a notice dispensed by a police officer or a government official to any individual who violates traffic laws. In general, a traffic ticket is given out when a violation is committed in parking or in moving, such as when driving beyond the allowable speed limit or when overtaking another vehicle at the wrong side. On the other hand, parking violation happens when the driver parked on restricted areas.
A traffic ticket is made up of a directive for a violator to appear before the traffic court. In the United States, traffic laws differ from one state to another. In Texas State, Tex. Educ. Code § 51.206 posits that in relation to parking and traffic violations, only the authorized officers are given the power to dispense and employ traffic tickets as well as subpoenas of the type utilized by the highway patrol. Florida R. Traffic Ct. 6.080 in Florida posits that with regards to inappropriate issuance of traffic ticket, any individual who aids or solicits in the disposition of summons or traffic complaint in any way other than that sanctioned by the law court or who deliberately encroaches upon any provision of these policies shall be ensued against for unlawful contempt.