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Do bicyclists have to obey speed limits?

Thursday, Apr 14th, 2016

Do bicyclists have to obey speed limits? - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

Fines and speeding tickets for mountain bikers could soon be real, according to gearjunkie. The speed limit enforcement, which began earlier this month is taking place within northern California’s parklands, where trails are shared by bikers, hikers, and pedestrians.

Marin County, is now enforcing 15 mph speed limits on trails using speed guns and other tactics to slow riders down, according to gearjunkie.

While the enforcement aspect may seem new, the law itself isn’t. State law requires bicyclists to obey traffic laws like red lights, stop signs, and even the speed limit. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting 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.

Police use new tactic to discourage speeding

Thursday, Oct 15th, 2015

Police use new tactic to discourage speeding - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

Often in response to requests from local citizens about speeding traffic complaints, California police set up speed trailers to alert motorists of their approaching speed.

Thinking outside the box police, like in Westchester County, NY, are trying out a fresh approach to discourage speeders.

A new electronic “traffic ticket board” is being tried out. The digital speed board will display the number of tickets issued that day by local police. Drivers thinking they might be next will be encouraged to slow down. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting 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.

What is a Speed Contest and Why it's Risky to Even Watch

Tuesday, Jan 06th, 2015

What is a Speed Contest and Why it’s Risky to Even Watch - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.


Just last month, police in Los Angeles had to break up an early-morning, "Fast and Furious"-style highway takeover, reported nbc news.

What is a Speed Contest?
Speed contests or exhibitions of speed, commonly known as "street race," "speed race," or "drag race,” are illegal.

And if you just watch…
Even a spectator, who engages, aids, or participates at a speed contest, could be cited.

Bottom Line

Its risky behavior and the penalties are harsh:
•    Arrest or imprisonment
•    vehicle impoundment
•    fined up to $1,000.
•    driver license revocation
•    car insurance cancellations or huge premium increase.

- 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.

Avoid Speeding Ticket Scams: Here's How

Wednesday, Sep 03rd, 2014

Avoid Speeding Ticket Scams: Here’s How- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

“Ticket-rigging” (alleged) was recently discovered by the Houston Police Department (and reported on by KHOU-TV).

Dubbed “Ticket-rigging,” it can be described as when an officer issues a speeding ticket to a driver, then names two officers as witnesses to the violation on the ticket, when really there’s only one. The extra officer, although not present at the time of your traffic stop, will get overtime to appear in court to say they witnessed the violation and testify against you.  

Here’s how to avoid getting scammed:

-        If your ticket indicates that a speed measuring gun (lidar) was used then it’s possible two-officers were involved (one stationary pointing the gun, the other driving to catch speeders);

-        If your ticket indicates that speed was  determined by “aircraft,” it’s normal for two officers to be named on your ticket (one following in a plane, the other following drivers on the ground);

-        If your speeding ticket indicates any other method, and you only noticed one officer during the traffic stop, then be wary, it could be a scam

This could happen anywhere, so be on the lookout, and, remember, if you do get a speeding ticket (or any other type of traffic ticket), Ticketkick can help you dismiss it. - 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 Need for Speed (Limit Signs)

Tuesday, Jun 17th, 2014

The Need for Speed (Limit Signs) - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

One of the most common reasons drivers use when they are caught speeding by officers is that they never saw a speed limit sign (especially in rural areas).

But the question is: when is this excuse actually valid?

Harsh as it may seem, sometimes no speed limit sign needs to be posted; you are just expected to “know.”  Like, you will never see a “100 mph” sign, but you can never exceed 100 mph.

On the other hand, a 2 lane highway, with a 55 mph speed limit, IS supposed to have signage; a “reasonable” amount (according to the Vehicle Code) and posted every 5 to 10 miles (according to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices).- 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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More Speeding Tickets Issued Than Any Other

Tuesday, Feb 04th, 2014

More Speeding Tickets Issued Than Any Other- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Speeding makes up about 54 percent of tickets, managing editor of Washington Times says.

How you can avoid getting a speeding ticket yourself and contributing to the billions of dollars of revenue generated in the U.S. from speeding tickets?

 Of course the only foolproof way to avoid a speeding ticket is to drive the speed limit and reduce speeds when conditions don’t permit for safe travel at higher speeds. That being said, most of us are guilty of ahem slipping up from time to time. The best practice is to avoid bringing attention to yourself. Keep in your lane and avoid making unnecessary lane changes and passing. If you do change lanes be sure to signal (no need to give the officer another reason to pull you over).  If you do see brake lights ahead of you, think twice before switching lanes and blowing past those cars as the lead cars may have spotted an officer for you. - 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.

Decline in Police Enforcement of Speed by Aircraft

Tuesday, Dec 10th, 2013

Decline in Police Enforcement of Speed by Aircraft - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The intimidating signs "Speed Enforced by Aircraft” are still posted (mostly on rural highways), but the threats behind the signs are coming up empty with state budgets cuts.  

As reported by AolAutos.com, California has cut way back on using its aircraft resources for speeding tickets. The California Highway Patrol still has 15 planes used to catch speeders, but spokeswoman Fran Clader said that since the department's annual air operations budget has dropped from about $12 million to $8 million, aircraft became more focused on supporting searches and pursuits. Even with drastically reduced aerial patrols, the signs remain posted and serve as a deterrent. When drivers see the signs warning of aerial, or radar, monitoring, it reflexively causes them to check their speed and adjust downward to avoid getting a ticket. - 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.

Avoid Becoming a Speeding Ticket Statistic

Tuesday, Oct 15th, 2013

Avoid Becoming a Speeding Ticket Statistic - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

In the United States over 100,000 people per day get a speeding ticket (statistics posted by statisticbrain.com driving citation statistics).

If you drive in California you are more at risk for getting a ticket than most. Per Statisticbrai.com Driving Citation Statistics, California is ranked number 4 in the top 10 Driving Citation states beat out by only Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

How can you avoid becoming statistic? For one, you should avoid making frequent unnecessary lane changes. Frequent unnecessary lane changes often signals to a police officer that you are in a hurry, passing traffic, and you also increase your chance for getting tickets for unsafe lane change or failure to use a turn signal. You should also keep registration tabs up to date and your car in good repair. An officer who sees you speeding may be more inclined to stop you over another car if there is a possible secondary offense you can be cited for in addition to the speeding (2 for 1 deal), like expired registration tabs or equipment violation.  - 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.

Most standard radar detectors will not protect you from a Police Lidar Speeding

Wednesday, Aug 21st, 2013

Most standard radar detectors will not protect you from a Police Lidar Speeding Ticket - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Radar detectors while maybe frowned upon by police and courts alike are not illegal in California with a few exceptions. Radar detectors are not permitted to be used on Military Bases or in certain Commercial Vehicles. Unlike radar detectors, radar jammers are illegal.

While police traffic enforcement with radar guns is well-known, laser or LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has also become popular among various police departments. Most standard radar detectors will not be able to alert users to the presence of laser (which uses laser light pulses rather than radar radio waves for speed detection), because the laser isn’t detectable at all times, only when it’s directed at your car.  By the time the dectector alerts you to the presence of LIDAR, you are probably already the target. - 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.

Warning or a Ticket? Where the Speeding Violation Occurs and the Road Conditions Are Big Factors

Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2013

Warning or a Ticket? Where the Speeding Violation Occurs and the Road Conditions Are Big Factors this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The Post-Tribune (Chicago Sun-Times.com) analyzed a year’s worth of traffic tickets and warnings from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and talked to several patrol officers and found out some answers:

Chances of getting a ticket over a warning are greater for School Zones and Constructions Zones. Chances are, an officer will be stricter in a school zone (especially if he has school-age child or has grandkids), in a construction zone, or if he feels the motorist was endangering the lives of other people. “Did it occur around a playground, did it occur around a school? Was it in a residential neighborhood on a nice summer night or spring day where there’s children all over the street? The conditions. It’s the officer’s call or discretion,” Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said.

Chances of getting a ticket over a warning are greater for known problem areas. On a more general level, issuing tickets is often a way to make drivers slow down in a dangerous area with many accidents or where residents have complained about speeders. “If I know we’re having problems in a certain area, if we had a couple of fatalities and have constant callers about speeders, I put the grant sheet up, we might want to run some grants in this area,” said Lake County patrol Officer Richard Graham.

Issuing a ticket versus a warning is completely up to a police officer’s discretion, but this provides some insight as to how officers decide. - 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.