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

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.

Aug 21st, 2013

Effect of a Speeding Ticket on a Commercial Driver License

Effect of a Speeding Ticket on a Commercial Driver License - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

If you are a truck driver, you need to keep your CDL and a clean record to keep your job. A single speeding ticket can have a devastating effect for the holder of a CDL.

Speeding 15 miles per hour or more above the legal limit for a commercial vehicle is considered a "serious traffic violation" and if convicted, the ability to operate a commercial vehicle may be suspended for a period of 60 or 120 days (Vehicle Code 15306 and 15308) depending on the number of prior serious traffic violation convictions occurring within a three year period. - 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
Aug 13th, 2013

Red Light Camera Violations May Decrease if Bill Passed

Red Light Camera Violations May Decrease if Bill Passed - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Red-light camera use still continues throughout the state of California despite many cities stopping use. Assembly Bill 612, which is now pending in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, would burden red-light cameras by requiring governmental agencies using them to add an additional second to all yellow lights over the current legal minimum. The theory behind it is that giving motorists longer yellow lights, provides greater transition times and would hopefully prevent so many violations and rear-end accidents.  - 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.

Aug 06th, 2013

Going Green May Have You Going to The Courthouse More

Going Green May Have You Going to The Courthouse More -- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Owners of hybrid vehicles tend to drive more… and get more tickets, as reported by thecarconnection.com.

A study (by Quality Planning) of the behavior of 360,000 motorists found insurers pay 17 percent more for comprehensive coverage of hybrid owners compared to owners of conventional models. Toyota Looking at moving violations, Quality Planning found Toyota Prius owners specifically committed 0.38 violations per 100,000 miles driven, compared to an average of 0.23. Considering hybrid owners also drive 25 percent farther for pleasure trips, the number of violations accrued is even higher relative to the record of drivers of gas-only - powered cars. - 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
Jul 30th, 2013

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

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.

Jul 23rd, 2013

Drivers More Susceptible to Traffic Tickets When Driving Out of Town

Drivers More Susceptible to Traffic Tickets When Driving Out of Town - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Many drivers who come to Ticketkick.com for help with their traffic tickets often received tickets outside of their home state. It is often speculated that drivers are more likely to be ticketed when going out of town. Some believe this is due to officers being more likely to target a vehicle with out of state plates. Others believe it is simply driver’s being unaware of speed limits or other traffic laws when driving in unfamiliar territory.   

It’s true that you might just be more likely to receive a ticket when driving out of town, according to a 2007 study (“Political Economy at Any Speed: What Determines Traffic Citations?” by Michael Makowsky and Thomas Stratmann):

“Computing differences in the likelihood of fines and the amount of fines reveals that when stopped by a police officer, an out of town drivers has a 51 percent likelihood of receiving a fine as opposed to a warning while a local driver has a 30 percent chance of receiving a fine.”  - 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
Jul 16th, 2013

Speeding Ticket on Federal Property

Speeding Ticket on Federal Property - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Speeding on through a national park, military base, post office or federal building grounds will result in a more troublesome ticket than your average speeding ticket. A federal ticket will include the words “U.S. District Court Violation Notice”.

Your average California speeding ticket can generally be contested through a convenient and time-saving written trial, called a Trial by Written Declaration, in lieu of an in person trial, and any request for traffic school can generally be made in writing as well. Compare to a federal speeding ticket where there is no written trial option and requesting traffic school may also require making a burdensome appearance in court. - 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.

Jul 09th, 2013

Officer Gets Surprise Nip When Handing Driver a Ticket

Officer Gets Surprise Nip When Handing Driver a Ticket- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Don’t bite the hand that feeds. Ahem, rather don’t bite the hand that gives you a traffic ticket.

A rookie officer in Aransas Pass, Texas, was surprised to learn that the man he was ticketing during a traffic stop had a pet monkey. The monkey jumped out and bit him as he handed over an electronic ticket for the driver to sign. The officer, 21-year-old Keith Moore, recoils and walks back to his patrol vehicle. He tells his sergeant, "His monkey attacked me!" The other officer laughs. "He's got a monkey and it attacked my hand. I'm not even kidding," Moore says. "A monkey? Like a legitimate monkey?" the sergeant asks, smiling. "Yeah like a legitimate monkey," Moore said. (story by Huffington Post)

Despite the monkey’s best effort to prevent it, his owner still received the 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.

Posted in Traffic Tickets
Jul 02nd, 2013

Busy Summer Driving Season Tips

Busy Summer Driving Season Tips - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

As the busy summer driving season begins, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges motorists to take simple, yet necessary, precautions to ensure vehicles are in optimal driving condition and appropriately equipped prior to taking to the road. Additionally, NHTSA advises drivers to avoid risky behaviors that could potentially place road users inside and outside of the vehicle in danger.

The website of the NHTSA offers the following safety recommendations:

For Drivers and Passengers

  • Buckle seat belts, don't drink and drive, and avoid distractions – All drivers and passengers should wear seat belts every time when traveling in a vehicle. Wearing a seat belt is one of the best defenses to prevent injury and death in a crash. Every 45 minutes someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash. Be responsible and don't drink and drive. If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out. Drivers should always focus on keeping their eyes and attention on the road. According to NHTSA data from 2011, 10 percent of fatal crashes and 17 percent of injury crashes were distracted-affected. Distracted driving can be anything that pulls your attention away from driving, including cell phone use, texting while driving, eating, drinking, talking with passengers, and using in-vehicle technologies and portable electronic devices.
  • Protect child passengers – If you're traveling with children, remember the best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way. All children 13 and younger should ride in the back seat. Also, to prevent injuries and deaths due to child heatstroke in hot vehicles, never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even if the windows are partially open or the engine and air conditioning is running. Make a habit of looking in the front and back of the vehicle before locking the door and walking away.
  • Watch for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians – Warmer weather typically attracts a greater number of motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. These roadway users are more vulnerable since they lack the protection of a car or truck, and collisions almost always result in injury.   - 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 25th, 2013

Man Arrested after Expressing Anger Over Speeding Ticket

Man Arrested after Expressing Anger Over Speeding Ticket - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The New York Times reported a story about a man who let the court know exactly how he felt about a speeding ticket he received:

For Willian Barboza, it was speeding in the Village of Liberty in upstate New York that carried a hefty cost. But when Mr. Barboza expressed his frustration by sending a profanity-laced message when he mailed in the payment for his traffic ticket, the cost would grow to include his own personal liberty — at least for a few hours.

In a pique of anger, Mr. Barboza, 22, crossed out the town’s name, “Liberty,” and replaced it with one he thought more appropriate: “Tyranny.” He then added a vulgar little note that made it clear what he thought of the town.

Upon receiving the missive, Justice Brian P. Rourke informed Mr. Barboza that his payment had been rejected and that he would be ordered to appear in court in Liberty, two hours from his home in Connecticut.   - 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.

Jun 18th, 2013