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|
|09/30/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Monroe, New York||Ticket void||I was changing lanes, and apparently was going to fast, I had to change 3 lanes because I needed to|
|09/30/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||New York, New York||Ticket void|
|09/30/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Tarrant, Texas||Ticket void|
|09/30/14||Ticket Lawyer||Rush, Indiana||Ticket void||There were multiple cars on the road traveling east bound. Officer stated that he clocked my vehicl|
|09/30/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Los Angeles, California||Ticket void|
|09/30/14||Ticket Lawyer||Miami-Dade, Florida||Ticket void|
|09/29/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Fairfield, Connecticut||Ticket void||I was apparently speeding but didn't think I was, so I plead not guilty. Unfortunately (and fortunat|
|09/29/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Beaver, Pennsylvania||Ticket void||Driving under suspended license|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Alameda, California||Ticket void||I was stopped and never told why I was stopped. Thye ran my plates and said the DMV reported the ve|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Shelby, Tennessee||Ticket void|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Hidalgo, New Mexico||Ticket void|
|09/29/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Merced, California||Ticket void||Hello, I have received a citation in Merced County. Looking to get it dismissed /moved to non mov|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Humboldt, California||Ticket void||Driving with a suspended license|
|09/29/14||Ticket Lawyer||New York, New York||Ticket void||red light|
|09/29/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Columbia, Pennsylvania||Ticket void||DUI BAC .104|
|09/29/14||Ticket Lawyer||Prince William, Virginia||Ticket void||Reckless driving, going 80 in a 55 zone|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Fulton, Georgia||Ticket void|
|09/29/14||Ticket Lawyer||Providence, Rhode Island||Ticket void||unpaid parking tickets/other tickets|
|09/29/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Hennepin, Minnesota||Ticket void||speeding 10mph over speeding limit and driving with no proof of insurance.|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Fairfield, Connecticut||Ticket void||I was coming around a curb in Westport Ct applying my break when an officer pulled me over and said|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Queens, New York||Ticket void||Speeding|
|09/29/14||Ticket Lawyer||Maricopa, Arizona||Ticket void||Speeding|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Hartford, Connecticut||Ticket void|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Ticket void||driving too close|
|09/29/14||Ticket Lawyer||Honolulu, Hawaii||Ticket void||Pulled over at DUI check point|
|09/29/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Mineral, Colorado||Ticket void||mountain grade Hwy 160 mile post 161. 39 mph in a 25mph trucker posted speed.|
|09/29/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Vernon, Louisiana||Ticket void|
|09/29/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Wayne, Indiana||Ticket void||Speeding on highway 84 in a 70|