Commercial Driver’s License Holders and Traffic Violations
A Commercial driver spends a lot more time on the road than the average American and more time on the road means more opportunity to commit a traffic violation. For CDL (commercial driver’s license) holders, a moving violation is just the beginning of the list of problems that can stem from just one traffic violation. Not only are insurance rates guaranteed to increase tremendously and remain increased for three years, but the high fines issued by the courts for a traffic ticket are added to their driving record. This could also result in suspension from work or even possibly termination of employment.
Hiring a Traffic Ticket Attorney may save thousands of dollars in insurance premiums or even the driver’s job. A commercial driver’s license holder is not just a “big rig” driver on the interstate. Some are church bus drivers, school bus drivers, and various other vehicles such as those carrying hazardous materials. Traffic ticket laws affect everyone that posses a commercial driver’s license on the road. All violations a commercial driver receives, even if they are in a personal car, can result in the loss of their CDL. Many drivers exceed 100,000 miles per year. If they receive three speeding tickets in three years or 300,000 miles, their license will be suspended. Speeding 15 miles over the speed limit is a misdemeanor for commercial drivers. Even if the citing officer neglects to mark the citation as a misdemeanor, the court can see it as a misdemeanor and increase the fine which will also require a mandatory appearance. Truck drivers need to be aware of these regulations because it can impact their ability to earn a livelihood.
A citation for speeding, following too close, reckless driving, being overweight, over-length, or over-width, can put a CDL in jeopardy. With traffic violations changing and costing more and more, commercial driver’s license holders will need someone who is a subject matter expert and who knows the ins and outs of traffic violations for commercial drivers. Police officers sometimes misinterpret traffic laws because they are complicated and extremely detailed. If charged with a traffic ticket, a commercial driver will have assurance that the traffic ticket lawyer will do everything they can to get the results they deserve. The attorney can review the police officer's notes to uncover flaws in the evidence against the commercial driver strengthening the defense and greatly improve the chances of having their driving records being unaffected by the traffic ticket they received.
CSA 2010 and Your Business
There has been a lot of buzz involving the CSA 2010 initiative and how it will effect drivers and companies involved in the trucking industry. CSA 2010 is the Comprehensive Safety Analysis, a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) safety program designed to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes. The purpose of the program is to enforce a new compliance model that will address safety deficiencies before they occur. The goal of the program is to implement a national system that makes the roads safer for motor carriers and the public alike.
Over the past few years, the rate of crash reduction has slowed, prompting FMCSA to take a fresh look at how the agency evaluates the safety of motor carriers and drivers and to explore ways to improve its safety monitoring, evaluation and intervention processes. CSA 2010 is the result of this comprehensive examination.
In order to maintain that motor carriers and drivers are complying with the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) a Federal or State Safety Investigator (SI) will conduct an investigation. Normally investigations are triggered because of a driver or carrier that has multiple FMCSA safety violations. The SI will determine appropriate follow-on interventions as well as discuss with the carrier how they might improve their operations so that their Safety Measurement System (SMS) scores will improve.
· Check and update your records
· Visit the CSA 2010
· Ensure your carriers compliance and take necessary steps to increase your drivers’ awareness
|Date||Lawyer Match||State & County of Offense||Case Track||Description of Incident|
|12/19/14||Ticket Lawyer||Minnehaha, South Dakota||Ticket void||No insurance|
|12/19/14||Ticket Lawyer||Orange, California||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Union, New Jersey||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Miami-Dade, Florida||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Denver, Colorado||Ticket void||I was going 35 in a 20 school zone, but I was slowing down before I hit the sign I know I had to be|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Wilson, North Carolina||Ticket void||Failure to display drivers license|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Shelby, Tennessee||Ticket void||speeding|
|12/18/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Saint Louis, Minnesota||Ticket void||NOT SURE|
|12/18/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Dallas, Texas||Ticket void||Dim light failer|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||New London, Connecticut||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Taylor, West Virginia||Ticket void||Many suspensions|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Hillsborough, Florida||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Dane, Wisconsin||Ticket void||no proof of insurance|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Nassau, New York||Ticket void||operating while registration suspended|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Warren, Kentucky||Ticket void||I got clocked at 105 and I was running late for school. I wan wondering what your honest opinion wou|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Lyon, Iowa||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Jim Wells, Texas||Ticket void||Speeding|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Ellis, Texas||Ticket void||ran a red light|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Knox, Tennessee||Ticket void||Speeding|
|12/18/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||New Haven, Connecticut||Ticket void||Caught speeding in a 35mph. Officer said I was doing 70mph. He wrote on 55mph. Officer was not facin|
|12/18/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Los Angeles, California||Ticket void||Jumped the red light.|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Monroe, New York||Ticket void||Satisfied all that was required by the court but when I reapplied for my license the DMV denied me d|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Queens, New York||Ticket void|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Turner, Georgia||Ticket void||speeding ticket 91 in a 70 mph|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Erie, Ohio||Ticket void||Speeding Ticket on SR-250 in Huron, Ohio going 75 MPH in 55 MPH zone. 4th violation in 12 month per|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Jefferson, Texas||Ticket void||speeding at 52 at 35 zone. court is tomorrow|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Cherokee, Georgia||Ticket void||received a super speeder ticket going 97 mph in a 65 mph limit.|
|12/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||New York, New York||Ticket void||Improper right turn ... right hand turn on 5th avenue from middle lane of 44th street.|
|12/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||San Mateo, California||Ticket void||Run a red light when turning right. Did not notice the traffic light for right turn.|