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You Heard of Texting While Driving What About Typing on a Laptop

Tuesday, Nov 27th, 2012

You’ve Heard of Texting While Driving What About Typing on a Laptop- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Thousands of tickets are issued to drivers for talking on cell phone or texting while driving. In fact, according to the California state Office of Traffic Safety, over 57, 000 tickets were issued statewide just in the month of April (Distracted Driver Awareness Month).

You think talking on a phone or texting while driving is bad? How about working in your own personal mobile office while driving?

In Germany, a driver was pulled over for speeding, and police subsequently discovered he had his entire passenger seat configured for a mobile home office. The Associated Press reported that the mobile office was complete with a laptop mounted on a docking station (angled of course towards the driver for easy access while driving), a printer, router, navigation system, and cell phone. Surprisingly, the driver was only ticketed for speeding since there was no proof he was actually using the mobile office at the 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.

Which Types of Driverís Licenses Are Valid in California

Tuesday, Nov 20th, 2012

Which Types of Driver’s Licenses Are Valid in California - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

If you are visiting the State of California from out of country, you should know that the State of California does not recognize an “international driving permit” as a valid driver’s license.

Should you be stopped by an officer and only have an international driving permit and no other license then you can be cited for being an unlicensed driver. In the State of California operating a vehicle as an “unlicensed driver” can result in a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a more serious offense then an infraction, and often carries greater penalties than the traffic violation that got you pulled over in the first place.

Different from an international driving permit, California does recognize an international driver license as a valid license. California also recognizes driver licenses issued by other states, so long as you are not a resident of California. If you have become a resident of California then you will be required to have a California license and the non- California License will not be considered valid. A non- California license issued by another state is only valid if you are a resident of the issuing jurisdiction. - 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.

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

Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2012

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.

Drivers With a Commercial License Could be Permitted to Attend Traffic School

Tuesday, Nov 06th, 2012

Drivers With a Commercial License Could be Permitted to Attend Traffic School - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Assembly Bill No. 1888 could pave the way to allow drivers with a commercial license to attend traffic school. Under current law, the court is not authorized to permit a commercial driver to attend traffic school for a traffic ticket.

The bill would not apply to commercial drivers ticketed in a commercial vehicle (think big rig or 18-wheeler) however it would help out commercial drivers who were ticketed in their own personal vehicle or while driving any non – commercial vehicle.

Under the proposed bill, after completing traffic school, the conviction would not be given a violation point count for purposes of determining whether a driver is presumed to be a negligent operator, however the court would not be able to order that the record of conviction be kept confidential (meaning the conviction would be disclosed to insurers).- 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.