As I understand it (and please correct me if I am wrong), (the law in many if not all U.S. states) classifies (non-moving) driving offenses into at least two categories.
Primary offenses are non-moving violations which authorize the police to stop and ticket a driver. All other offenses require the officer to cite a moving violation or a primary offense during the same stop in order to issue a ticket.
For example, some non-moving violations that might or might not be primary offenses include:
- Not wearing a seatbelt
- No proof of insurance
- Broken headlamp or brake light
- Expired tabs
- Cracked windshield
Where can I get a list of primary driving offenses in any (not all) jurisdiction in the U.S.?