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|
|09/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||San Francisco, California||Ticket void|
|09/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||King, Washington||Ticket void||65 in 60mph zone|
|09/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Monterey, California||Ticket void||License suspended|
|09/18/14||Ticket Lawyer||Queens, New York||Ticket void||Driving 22 over the speed limit on the Cross Island Pkwy. I didn't realize I was going that fast unt|
|09/18/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Dekalb, Georgia||Ticket void||Was blocked in at a gas station being pulled over because I "Ran through a stop sign at an intersect|
|09/18/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Orange, North Carolina||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Saint Louis, Minnesota||Ticket void||No Lisence on a Atv|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Broward, Florida||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Lowndes, Georgia||Ticket void||Ticket for Move-Over-Law. There was no way to move over. We were just getting on the expressway so|
|09/17/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||San Luis Obispo, California||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Beaufort, North Carolina||Ticket void||69 in a 55|
|09/17/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Oneida, New York||Ticket void||Going 89 mph on 65 zone. I live in Ontario Canada this is my first. Ticket in ny York I have clean d|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Decatur, Georgia||Ticket void||Failure to obey traffic control device. Right on red|
|09/17/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Orange, California||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||El Paso, Colorado||Ticket void||A driver sped up as i was trying to switch into a lane. My blinker was on, i check ALL my mirrors. N|
|09/17/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Taylor, Texas||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Greene, Ohio||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Ada, Idaho||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||New York, New York||Ticket void||Test|
|09/17/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Westchester, New York||Ticket void||accident with no insurance|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Saint Louis City, Missouri||Ticket void||Exceeding Speed Limit 35 MPH Zone|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Contra Costa, California||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Orleans, Louisiana||Ticket void||Camera tickets for Speeding|
|09/17/14||Speeding Ticket Lawyer||Wake, North Carolina||Ticket void||Was falsely accused of not wearing seatbelt|
|09/17/14||Ticket Lawyer||Providence, Rhode Island||Ticket void|
|09/17/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||New York, New York||Ticket void||Officer claimed I took a left hand turn when there was a sign indicating no left hand turn.|
|09/17/14||Traffic Violation Attorney||Eaton, Michigan||Ticket void|