Being pulled over by the police and handed a ticket for a traffic violation is something every driver dreads. No one wants to get a ticket, yet often it's unavoidable. As human beings, we frequently make errors or misjudgments of various types and these mistakes come with consequences. A traffic violation citation is just one of the many penalties a driver can receive as a result of his or her mistake on the road. Although the word "ticket" is used colloquially to describe the document given out for speeding or parking infractions, it is known as a "citation" in legal jargon and is considered more accurate.