Rule 416. Violation of Traffic Code Not Admissible.


Evidence that a person was convicted of an infraction or a class C misdemeanor under Utah Code Annotated Title 41, Chapter 6a, is not admissible:


(a)   to prove the person acted negligently or otherwise wrongly, or


(b)   to impeach the person’s testimony on those issues.



2011 Advisory Committee Note. – The language of this rule has been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.




Rule numbers 413, 414 and 415 are reserved.