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Parking 101: Illegal to Park in These Places

Parking 101: Illegal to Park in These Places - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Nobody wants their windshield decorated with the dreaded PARKING VIOLATION.

With so many annoying parking rules (some requiring a tape measure), we figured a refresher course was in order.

Here are the most common places you’re NOT supposed to park:

  • on a sidewalk or crosswalk
  • blocking a driveway
  • at a red curb
  • on a freeway (with few exceptions)
  • less than 15 feet of a hydrant
  • less than 7 ½ feet from a railroad track
  • more than 18 inches from curb

- 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
Jun 10th, 2014

Traffic Fines Doubled in School Zones?

Traffic Fines Doubled in School Zones? - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Drivers are subject to double traffic fines in constructions zones, and the same could apply to school zones.

Existing traffic laws applies a reduced school zone speed limit while children are entering or exiting during school hours or noon recess period. If it passes, Senator Cannella’s bill, introduced earlier this year, would effectively double the base fine of a ticket received in a school zone.

The increased school zone fine would go a step further than the current law.

If the bill passes, the increased traffic fine would also be triggered during a time when a “school-sponsored activity” is going on. Potentially problematic for passing drivers who may be unaware a school function is in progress if outside of normal school hours. - 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
Jun 03rd, 2014

Traffic Ticket Avoidance: Know When Passing is and is not Allowed

Traffic Ticket Avoidance: Know When Passing is and isn’t Allowed - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Is there ever a right time to pass?

Passing:

  • a long, straight stretch of roadway
  • behind a another vehicle traveling below the speed limit (if you have to go even 1 mile per hour over the speed limit to pass you are technically breaking the law)

No Passing:

  • as you approach the top of a hill
  • on a narrow bridge

Remember, a ticket for “unsafe passing” is about $300 and the DMV considers this to be a “point violation”, too many of which can lead to a driver’s license suspension. - 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
May 28th, 2014

Highway Hypnosis Tips to Avoid Driving Like a Zombie

Highway Hypnosis Tips to Avoid Driving Like a Zombie  - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

It’s a dangerous trance like state.

“If you've ever read an article on your computer screen and stopped to realize you have no idea what you just read, you've experienced something similar to highway hypnosis…

  • the driver usually can't recognize highway hypnosis until his environment is somehow jostled -- another car cuts him off or he hits a bump;
  • often happens on long, mundane highway drives with few turns or traffic signal;
  • Listening to the radio isn't enough to prevent this daze, and can even contribute to it” (Sydney Lupkin, abc news)

Don’t get too comfy.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests physical discomfort can help avoid drowsiness:

  • no slouching (raise your seat)
  • get your teeth chattering (crank up your ac)
  • make you sweat (blast your heater)

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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
May 20th, 2014

Seatbelt Safety: Importance of Getting a Car Seat that Fits your Child and Also Your Car

Seatbelt Safety: Importance of Getting a Car Seat that Fits your Child and Also Your Car - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Its California law to buckle those little ones up for safety, but some car seats simply do not match up with some cars. A ticket for failing to have the proper child restraint system can be almost $500 (and add a point to your record)! When buying a car seat, it’s not only important to get a seat that fits your child, but also a seat that fits your car. See the video http://www.kcra.com/Buying-the-right-car-seat-for-your-car/25774286#ixzz31galyklx. - 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
May 13th, 2014

Supreme Court Ruling Make it too Easy for Police to Make Traffic Stops based on Anonymous Tips

Does Recent Supreme Court Ruling Make it too Easy for Police to Make Traffic Stops based on Anonymous Tips - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

TicketKick is reminding motorists to drive carefully out there and avoid erratic movements! Especially in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling (Prado v. California) involving an anonymous caller who tipped of CHP about a possible drunk driver. The traffic stop made by California Highway Patrol officers (who had followed the truck for five miles without observing drunken or erratic driving) was decided to be reasonable and allowable based on the circumstances. The judges, disapproving of this decision warn law enforcement agencies follow closely Supreme Court judgments, and they will identify at once this new rule: So long as the anonymous caller identifies where the car is, anonymous claims of a single instance of possibly careless or reckless driving, called in to 911, will support a traffic stop.- 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
May 06th, 2014

TicketKick Reminds Drivers to Drive Cautiously in Work Zones Where Fines Are Much Higher

TicketKick Reminds Drivers to Drive Cautiously in Work Zones Where Fines Are Much Higher- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Did you know that fines for traffic offenses committed in a construction or maintenance areas can be doubled (for misdemeanor violations) or nearly doubled (for infraction violations)?

California law also requires drivers to move over or slow down when a parked emergency or Caltrans vehicle is flashing emergency or warning lights. Change lanes safely or, if unsafe or impracticable, slow to a speed that is safe for existing conditions.

“Work zones on our state’s highways can be complex, especially in urban areas. There are often bright lights, workers near the traffic lanes, and slow-moving or parked vehicles. Awareness and planning are keys to safe driving,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “We would like to encourage motorists to slow down and drive cautiously in work zones.” - 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
Apr 29th, 2014

Why Risk a Ticket? Know When to Dim Your High Beams

Why Risk a Ticket? Know When to Dim Your High Beams- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Did you know that failing to dim your high beams can cost you a point on your driver record and a few hundred bucks?

Remember to dim your high beams when...

(a)    you become within 300 Feet of a vehicle you are following.

(b)   an oncoming vehicle is within 500 feet of 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
Apr 22nd, 2014

When are You Required to Turn on Your Headlights

When are You Required to Turn on Your Headlights - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

It’s not just night-time that you need to turn on your headlights. What other situations might dictate you use them?

a)     If visibility is less than 1,000 feet.

b)     When your windshield wipers are in continuous use.

c)     During daylight when a sign requires it.

d)     All of the above.

If you said yes to all of the above, you’ve got the traffic rules down (specifically Vehicle Codes 24400 and 21461). - 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
Apr 15th, 2014

What Percent of Drivers Who Activate a Red Light Camera Get Ticketed

What Percent of Drivers Who Activate a Red Light Camera Get Ticketed- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Not all red light camera activations result in a ticket. March 18, 2014 Santa Ana Staff Report (on the topic of whether to allow the Red Light Camera contract expire in June 2015) reveals only about 50% of drivers who activate a red light camera when going through an intersection actually receive a ticket. Many violations get rejected in the initial review phase due to:

  • Vehicles having paper temporary plates
  • Motorcyclists wearing full face helmets
  • Drivers having more than ¾ of their face blocked (example a sun visor)
  • Violations occurring during a time when police officers are directing traffic (example an accident scene)
  • Violations occurring during inclement weather

Violations passing the initial review phase may still later be rejected when being reviewed by a police officer for reasons such as: unclear picture, unclear plate number, gender mismatch, safe turn on red, funeral procession, sun glare causing unclear scene image. So remember, just because you see the light flash when you pass through an intersection it doesn’t mean you will necessarily receive a ticket in the mail.  - 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
Apr 01st, 2014