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Which Types of Driver’s 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.

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.

Back to the Future, Our Phones Are Back On To Support You Best

Tuesday, Oct 30th, 2012

Back to the Future, Our Phones Are Back On To Support You Best- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Ok so we tried.  We thought that technology must be better than people, right?  Well we were wrong.  Nothing beats a real, live person answering phones and providing the outstanding customer service that you are used to receiving.

Technology for technologies sake is not always the right choice.   So we’ve listened to you and have brought back our phones and customer service people too.   Call us, well answer at 800-580-1902.   Just dial that phone and see what happens.  That’s right just call us at 800-580-1902. Oh did I mentioned the phone number, it’s 800-580-1902.

We aim to provide you the best service we can and we know now what works and doesn’t work.   We can help you contest and dismiss all those pesky California traffic tickets from speeding tickets, red light photo tickets, cell phone tickets and more.   All you need to do is call 800-580-8038.

Oh yea and by the way if you don’t want to call you can still go online at www.ticketKick.com and enter all your information yourself and get the process started today. 

So go ahead, give us a call. We’re going to do things the old fashion way and pick up the phone.  Were here, give it a try - 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.

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TicketKick Has Undergone Some Changes!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
If you've been a loyal TicketKick customer for some time (ahem, you might want to think about slowing down, but don't worry, we're here for you!), you might have noticed some changes within our company. For one, we wanted to keep our prices low, continue to offer our money back guarantee, and be able to help as many people as possible contest their traffic tickets, so we've restructured our model to be exclusively online based. We still provide the same great customer service and impressive paperwork that leaves our customers thinking, "boy, if I were a judge, I'd definitely dismiss this case!" but now, we're exclusively online! We found that most of our customers preferred to sign up for our service on our website anyways. If you're reading this, and this is your first time visiting TicketKick, then you can just disregard this message and trust that you're in good hands, but if you've used us before, and you're wondering about our changes, you can rest assured that you're still going to get the same great customer service by email, most likely a quicker turnaround time on your paperwork because we've become more efficient now with our online service, and the same great defenses. When you're ready to get started, you can sign up here: www.ticketkick.com/getstarted or, if you have any questions or concerns, shoot us an email to questions@ticketkick.com. Just wanted to update everyone. Cheers!
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Got a Traffic Ticket Nightmare Story? We want to hear it!

Monday, Nov 07th, 2011
Over 16 million tickets are given out in California every year. Everyone seems to have a great traffic ticket nightmare story, and we want to hear them. We'll be compiling the top 10 stories into an article with the goal of bringing awareness of our legal system and help to educate the public of what their rights and options are. Can you help? Please include the following in your story. (The more elaborate, the better). 1) Did you feel your ticket was warranted? Why or why not? Did it affect your decision to contest it or not? 2) What did you end up doing about it? What was your experience with the court like? 3) Did you feel that the fine imposed by the court was justified by the violation? Do you think that California's traffic tickets are a revenue generation source, or designed to promote safe driving? Please note that by providing your name and website, we are assuming that we may quote you directly, unless you specifically request to remain anonymous. We will let you know if we decide to use your story in our article and we'll send you the link! Email your story submissions with contact information to: sara@ticketkick.com by Friday, November 18 2011.
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Is it illegal to drive with cruise control?

Friday, Sep 30th, 2011
We launched TicketKick.com last July, and have continued to grow since then. Our customers pay us to help them prepare defenses for fighting their traffic citations. We have helped thousands of customers contest their traffic citations, and about 70%of those customers get their cases completely dismissed. Although we have helped thousands of customers contest their traffic citations, none have ever been cited for traveling with cruise control activated. Our research has shown that no specific law prohibits the use of cruise control. The California Highway Patrol does unofficially suggest avoiding the function when the road conditions are wet or icy. A typical cruise control system applies more throttle when the speed dips below the predetermined setting. In normal driving conditions, virtually any attentive driver can use cruise control safely. However, if a vehicle were to hit a deep puddle, for instance, the car would slow down and the system would apply more throttle to compensate. At that very moment, traction is already reduced because of the puddle, which causes the powered wheels to rotate faster than the actual speed, which can launch the car out of the driver's control. In a rear wheel drive car this is especially dangerous, since it can cause the car to spin around 180 degrees or more. Many newer cars with advanced vehicle dynamic control systems will disengage the cruise control when any sort of abnormal activity is detected. However, older cars may not have this feature. The CHP (California Highway Patrol) has documented instances of incidents involving cruise control and slippery road surfaces. -The TicketKick.com Team (800) 580-1902 www.ticketkick.com Facebook.com/TicketKick  
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Tips for Avoiding Red Light “Scamera” Tickets

Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2011
One of the newest in identity theft scams can trick people into thinking they owe on a red light camera ticket they never received. The tricksters may call or email you claiming to be a police officer, and make threats unless you pay the past-due "ticket" with a credit card immediately. They may ask for personal information in an attempt to steal not just your money, but your identity as well. Such information they may want might be your name, driver's license number, license plate number, address, or other information.

Here's the facts about red light camera tickets, when to act, and when to beware-

Red light camera systems are certainly prevalent in over 70 cities just in California. Real red light camera tickets come in the form of a mailed notice from the court, with pictures of the driver and license plate, a specific California vehicle code violation, courthouse information, a due date, and information on the driver or registered owner of the vehicle. Ignoring true red light camera tickets filed with the courthouse can result in a failure to appear notice, civil assessment (late) fees, a possible warrant, and driver's license suspension. If you discover that you have a failure to appear for a red light camera ticket you never received, contact the court directly to resolve it. It's important to note that the court does not correspond with defendants via phone or email about traffic tickets. California law set specific standards in court procedure for issuing red light camera tickets, and it would be illegal for them to serve you by phone or email. If you get this type of call, "dismiss it's authenticity immediately," says Greg Muender, founder and president of TicketKick, a California legal company specializing in helping drivers contest red light camera tickets. Another way you can sense a scam is if the caller/emailer is asking for your information. The court would already have all of your driver information. "Do not give any personal or credit card information to the called or emailer. It's best to get as much information as you can on who's calling, and contact the police immediately," Mr. Muender added. Believe it or not, another type of red light scam may actually come directly from the police. The police department may send you a red light camera "snitch ticket", in an attempt to try to get you to give up information on who was driving the vehicle in the photos so they can send a legitimate ticket. Such notices are not real tickets filed with the courthouse, and do not result in any consequences if ignored. Snitch tickets typically do not have any courthouse information, due date, amount due, and may say something like "do not contact the court about this notice." To summarize-
  • Ignore phone calls or emails about supposed red light camera tickets.
  • Ignore snitch tickets issued by the police department.
  • Do not ignore real red light camera tickets.
For more information on red light camera tickets in Los Angeles, check out http://www.ticketkick.com/la-red-light-camera-ticket/
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Florida Citizens Push Back Against Red Light Tickets & Cameras

Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2011
A Florida lawyer is helping citizen fight red light tickets that are issued by cameras because he says they are unconstitutional. Daytona Beach attorney Aaron Delgado told the Daytona Beach News Journal that he has gotten a number of requests from people to help fight the red light tickets, which can cost up to $300 each. "I [helped them fight the tickets] for free because I thought the cameras were unconstitutional and I wanted to challenge the system," he told the news provider. Red light cameras have become a major issue in the Sunshine State in recent weeks as communities across Florida installed the cameras to catch alleged traffic violators. However, some, like Delgado, have been pushing back against the cameras, contending that they do not work correctly and they raise a number of constitutional concerns. Delgado says that he has gotten at least a dozen tickets rescinded, typically by calling the cameras' accuracy into question. Still opponents of the cameras likely have an uphill battle as a Broward County Judge Steven P. DeLuca recently ruled that the cameras were constitutional.

Bloomberg Supports Red Light Camera Use In NYC

Saturday, Aug 27th, 2011
In a recent press conference, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that he would like to see red light cameras used on every corner of the city. According to New York Channel 1, the ones already being used in the city brought in $50 million in revenue last year, improving from $35 million in 2009. Many people support the idea saying that it will be beneficial to the safety of the city's pedestrians. "The motorist in me, not a fan. The pedestrian in me, it definitely helps me out," said a New York City driver, to the news source. Meanwhile, many other cities across the country have been taking efforts to get rid of red light cameras because of all the controversy that seems to come with them. Los Angeles has recently announced that it will be shutting down use of all of its red light cameras after the city's police comission unanimously voted to get rid of them, according to ABC News. The city claimed to issue tickets for $500 but only had approximately a $150 return per ticket issued, according to the news source.