Few people here in Amherst or elsewhere always honor the rules of the road. Police write tickets for speeding, failing to yield the right of way and other offenses that qualify as infractions and ordinarily do not reach the level of criminal charges. However, one traffic offense, reckless driving, could result in a misdemeanor charge, which has more serious ramifications than an infraction.
Many people here in Amherst and elsewhere do not consider speeding, running a stop sign or some other driving violation as serious infractions. After all, you probably will not end up in the back of a police car for most traffic tickets, so they may not seem that serious. The problem with this theory is that they could result in a suspended license, increased insurance rates and problems at work, among other things.