An infraction is a violation of law not punishable by imprisonment. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this is "[t]he action of breaking or infringing (a bond or obligation)-- [a] breach, violation, [or] infringement." Minor traffic offenses generally are considered infractions.
- "infraction, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2016. Web. 4 May 2016.
- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition