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The 411 on Distracted Driving and Types of Tickets That Could Result

The 411 on Distracted Driving and Types of Tickets That Could Result- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, describes three main types of distracted driving:

  • Visual — taking your eyes off the road
  • Manual — taking you hands of the wheel
  • Cognitive — taking your mind off what you’re doing

Additionally, the NHTSA describe distracted driving as any activity that could divert a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Types of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Tickets for distracted driving are mostly given for cell phone and texting violations, however at TicketKick, we have many drivers every month come to us for help with a traffic ticket, and we’ve seen just about every unlikely scenario, including a driver get a ticket for having a dog on his lap! The penalties for distracted driving tickets can vary from a minor cell phone ticket (that carries no point and a fine of less than $200) to a major reckless driving ticket (that carries 2 points and a $600 fine or jail time. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

To beat your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com.  If you don’t win, we don’t win.  It’s as simple as that. Go to www.TicketKick.com or call us at 800-580-1902.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Nov 13th, 2012