Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 27
Motor Vehicle Offenses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-27-24

§ 31-27-24. Multiple moving offenses.

(a) Every person convicted of moving violations on four (4) separate and distinct occasions within an eighteen (18) month period may be fined up to one thousand dollars ($1,000), and shall be ordered to attend sixty (60) hours of driver retraining, shall be ordered to perform sixty (60) hours of public community service, and the person’s operator license in this state may be suspended up to one year or revoked by the court for a period of up to two (2) years. Prior to the suspension or revocation of a person’s license to operate within the state, the court shall make specific findings of fact and determine if the person’s continued operation of a motor vehicle would pose a substantial traffic safety hazard.

(b) At the expiration of the time of revocation as set by the court pursuant to subsection (a) above, the person may petition that court for restoration of his or her privilege to operate a motor vehicle in this state. The license privilege shall not thereafter be reinstated until evidence satisfactory to the court, following a hearing, establishes that no grounds exist which would authorize refusal to issue a license and until the person gives proof of financial responsibility pursuant to chapter 32 of this title.

(c) For the purposes of this section only, the term “moving violations” shall mean any violation of the following sections of the general laws:

(1) 31-13-4. Obedience to devices.

(2) 31-14-1. Reasonable and prudent speeds.

(3) 31-14-2. Prima facie limits.

(4) 31-14-3. Conditions requiring reduced speeds.

(5) 31-15-5. Overtaking on the right.

(6) 31-15-11. Laned roadways.

(7) 31-15-12. Interval between vehicles.

(8) 31-15-16. Use of emergency break-down lane for travel.

(9) 31-17-4. Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.

(10) 31-20-9. Obedience to stop signs.

(11) 31-27.1-3. “Aggressive driving” defined.

History of Section.
P.L. 2010, ch. 242, § 2; P.L. 2010, ch. 253, § 2.