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New bill seeks to bring California's ban on texting out of the dark ages

Monday, Sep 12th, 2016

New bill seeks to bring California’s ban on texting out of the dark ages. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

It should go without saying that you shouldn’t play games on your phone while driving. But California’s ban on texting isn’t caught up to the latest technology. There’s a lot a driver can do on a cell phone besides texting and the law doesn’t specifically say you can’t do all these other things, like play games or snap a selfie.

New bill being forwarded to the governor seeks to further limit cell phone use while driving by proposing that a driver only be allowed to quickly tap or swipe their phone, and requiring that the phone be mounted in the car. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

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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.

Thousands of drivers get tickets for distracted driving: Here's how to not get one yourself

Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016

Thousands of drivers get tickets for distracted driving: Here’s how to not get one yourself. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

During this year’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the California Highway Patrol reportedly issued over 13,000 tickets for distracted driving!

How can you avoid becoming just another ticketed driver?

Texting while driving gets the most attention from police but there are other distracting activities you need to avoid to avoid getting pulled over.

Eating and drinking, putting on make-up, reading a GPS or adjusting the radio are all distractions which can contribute to a driver making unsafe lane changes, swerving in the lane, following too close or driving at an unsafe speed. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

To fight your California Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, and Other Traffic tickets, call TicketKick.com. 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.

Tips for avoiding cell phone tickets

Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016

Tips for avoiding cell phone tickets. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Distracted Driver Awareness Month may be coming to an end but police will continue to ticket if it looks like you are on your phone.

From outside your car an officer can easily mistake a lawful activity changing a song or dialing a number on your phone, for texting.

Avoid getting stopped in the first place by pulling over if you need to use your phone, asking a passenger to dial for you, or reviewing maps and directions before you start to drive. - 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.

As bad as texting? How to avoid this driving distraction

Monday, Mar 21st, 2016

As bad as texting? How to avoid this driving distraction. - This blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

Next month in April police will be ramping up enforcement for “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.”

Distracted driving can occur without you even realizing it.

Police data, analyzed by Erie Insurance, revealed that a fatal crash is about five times more likely to be caused by a daydreaming driver than a driver using a phone. You can minimize daydream driving by:

  1. Keeping your eyes moving;
  2. Chewing on something;
  3. Taking different routes then you’re used to.

- 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.

These types of drivers are allowed to text behind the wheel

Thursday, Sep 10th, 2015

These types of drivers are allowed to text behind the wheel - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

Are ambulance drivers allowed to text while driving patients?

A Philadelphia mother was shocked to see the ambulance driver who was taking her son to the hospital was texting behind the wheel, says ABC 7.

Believe it or not this is allowed in California.

The Vehicle Code sections covering phone use while driving exempt ambulance drivers if texting or talking on the phone for a work related purpose. Same goes for police, fire, and school bus drivers! - 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.

Cellphone violations: Different set of rule for teen drivers

Tuesday, Jun 02nd, 2015

Cellphone violations: Different set of rule for teen drivers - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Fighting Traffic Tickets.

Using a phone while driving is oh-so-tempting for teen drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teens read or send text messages 26 times more often than their parents think they do.

For teen drivers it’s no wonder the rules for using a cell phone while driving are even stricter.

It’s not allowed at all - not even if you’re using a hands free device. The only exception is for emergencies.  - 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.

You Might be Driving Distracted Even if Using Hands Free

Monday, Oct 20th, 2014

You Might be Driving Distracted Even if Using Hands Free- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Siri and other hands-free, voice-activation systems, may cause unwanted distraction for drivers.

Voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems, let drivers do things like send a text message, while keeping their eyes on the road, and their hands on the wheel, but many of these systems require more concentration from drivers rather than less, according to studies released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Utah. - 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.

Emerging Technology Would Help Police Easily Detect Texting Drivers

Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014

Emerging Technology Would Help Police Easily Detect Texting Drivers- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Police may soon have a new trick up their sleeve, making it easier to snag texting drivers.

A Virginia company is working on developing a device, to be used much like a radar gun, that would pick up radio signals sent out from a vehicle when a driver is sending a text, reports CBS.

Since California does not ban all texting while driving, such a device if used in California would have to differentiate between hands-free and non- hands free texting. Under current California, law, a driver can dictate and send a text via a voice-operated and hands-free system (e.g. Siri). - 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.

Golf Cart Drivers Not Exempt From Texting While Driving Bans

Tuesday, Oct 22nd, 2013

Golf Cart Drivers Not Exempt From Texting While Driving Bans - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

A new law in Florida bans texting while driving and for more than 50,000 golf cart drivers in the Villages that means no texting for them too (WFTV.com).

In California golf carts are treated like motorcycles. According to the California Vehicle Code, golf carts are only subject to certain to the laws which are applicable to a motorcycle (section  24001.5). No special exemption for motorcycles is listed in California texting while driving ban which would mean golf carts aren’t exempt either.  - 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.

Court Has Ruled Drivers May Be Liable For Texting Someone Who They Know Is Driving

Wednesday, Sep 04th, 2013

Court Has Ruled Drivers May Be Liable For Texting Someone Who They Know Is Driving - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Reported by CNN.com, a New Jersey court has ruled drivers may be liable for texting someone who they know is driving:

We've all heard the dictum: Don't text and drive. Now a New Jersey state appeals court has an addendum: Don't knowingly text a driver -- or you could be held liable if he causes a crash.

On Tuesday, three appeals court judges agreed with it -- in principle. They ruled that if the sender of text messages knows that the recipient is driving and texting at the same time, a court may hold the sender responsible for distraction and hold him or her liable for the accident."We hold that the sender of a text message can potentially be liable if an accident is caused by texting, but only if the sender knew or had special reason to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and thus be distracted," the court said.  - 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.