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Using a GPS While Driving Allowed

Using a GPS While Driving Allowed- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Is using a GPS while driving allowed? Technically Yes!

As reported by pressdemocrat.com, CHP Officer Jon Sloat (spokes person for the Sonoma County Office) says yes, it is legal, because the law regarding cell phone use only specifies holding it to talk or to text.

Officer Jon Sloat also cautions that “It’s not safe, but it’s not illegal,” “If you can’t drive safely while using a GPS, you’re weaving or all over the road, then your safe speed is zero.” - 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 02nd, 2013

You Can Get a Ticket for Going too Fast but What About too Slow

You Can Get a Ticket for Going too Fast but What About too Slow - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

In California, drivers are required to adhere to the basic speed rule (no person shall drive at an unsafe speed), the statutory or maximum speed limits (example 55 MPH, 65 MPH or 70 MPH), and any posted prima facie speed limits (based on engineering and traffic surveys, a local government may decrease the statutory speed limits and establish lower speed limits).

As if that isn’t enough to remember, California drivers can also get dinged for driving too slow! California has a minimum speed limit and the penalty for violating this is $238 dollars and a point on your record (same penalty for driving 1-15 MPH above the speed limit).

California is not the only state which enforces a minimum speed limit. As reported to local NBC affiliate news 4, a Maryland woman was ticketed for driving a mere 2 MPH under the speed limit! - 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 Speeding Tickets
Mar 27th, 2013

How One Couple Avoids a Speeding Ticket

How One Couple Avoids a Speeding Ticket- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Police officers have heard just about every excuse to get out of a speeding ticket and you may wonder if any of them really work. One Iowa couple’s excuse for speeding in order to get to the hospital to deliver a baby worked on one officer and no speeding ticket was issued. See the story reported by CBS News:

 And baby makes four...that is, if you include the Iowa City police officer who pulled over a speeding SUV, and then helped the driver and his passenger deliver the kid.  When Officer Kevin Wolfe stopped the vehicle Sunday night, the driver jumped out and yelled, "Sir, we're delivering a baby right here, right now!" He assisted in the final stages of the delivery and wrapped the child in a blanket before escorting the family to a hospital. A police spokesperson said the officer didn't take down the names of the happy couple because he didn't ticket the driver. - 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 Speeding Tickets
Mar 19th, 2013

Newly Added Exemptions to Hands Free Law Already Under Attack

Newly Added Exemptions to Hands Free Law Already Under Attack - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Exemptions which went into effect January of this year, loosen the current hands free laws to allow for voice-operated or hands-free texting and for activating or deactivating a feature on a wireless communications device. But these exemptions may be removed if new Bill is successful. Assembly Bill 313 introduced February of this year seeks to remove those exemptions for being too dangerous.  There are currently only a few states which have no ban on hand held phone use while driving including Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Montana, South Carolina, and South Dakota. - 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.

Mar 12th, 2013

States About Evenly Divided on Automated Camera Ticket Enforcement

States About Evenly Divided on Automated Camera Ticket Enforcement - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

While it might seem there is a red light camera every corner you turn, in actuality there are just about as many states that ban automated camera enforcement of traffic tickets as ones that allow it. According to data reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, the United States is about evenly split. California, Texas, and Florida are some of the states which allow for red light camera enforcement (although currently do not allow for speeding camera enforcement). Some states which do allow speeding camera enforcement include Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Nevada and many mid-west states are some of the states which do not allow any traffic ticket automated enforcement. - 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.

Mar 05th, 2013

Tips to Avoid Cell Phone Tickets

Tips to Avoid Cell Phone Tickets - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Although the hands –free laws specify exactly what activity is prohibited, from the outside of a vehicle it is very easy for an officer to mistake some other activity involving your phone (like changing a song or scrolling through a phone directory) for illegal cell phone use while driving (like texting). The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) provides some basic tips, which may help prevent you from doing an activity that the officer could mistake for distracted driving:

  1. Pull over. If you need to make a call, pull over to a safe area first.
  2. Use your passengers. Ask a passenger to make the call for you.
  3. Prepare. Review maps and directions before you start to drive. If you need help when you are on the road, ask a passenger to help or pull over to a safe location to review the map/directions again.
  4. Know the law. Familiarize yourself with state and local laws before you get in the car. Some states and localities prohibit the use of hand held cell phones. GHSA offers a handy chart of state laws on its website: www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html.  - 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.

Feb 26th, 2013

Should Post Office Drivers be Immune From Red Light Camera Tickets

Should Post Office Drivers be Immune From Red Light Camera Tickets- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Sure the average citizen is held accountable for traffic tickets, including those issued by a red light camera, but what about tickets issued to the United States Post Office? As reported by Yahoo News, the attorney for the post office says the post office enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulations. The  post office is attempting to have millions of dollars in traffic tickets dropped, including those issued by  a red light camera. Attorney for American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based company that enforces East Cleveland’s camera citations, suggested the government transfer liability for the traffic infractions to the USPS drivers who incurred them. - 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.

Feb 19th, 2013

California Speeding Ticket Basics

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

Watch for speed limit changes when crossing county lines and state lines. If you don’t see a speed limit sign on a freeway remember the general rule: 65 Miles – per – hour, unless posted higher to 70 miles – per – hour. Even if there are no signs posted you are never allowed to exceed 100 miles – per – hour!

Speed Violations can range from putting 1 point on your license to 2, and the cost can be $150 - $400 plus. 

When traveling through unfamiliar areas, lower speed when entering towns, business districts, residential areas, or commercial districts, the speed limit can sometimes drop to 25 mph to 35 mph in these areas.  - 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.

Feb 13th, 2013

Ticket Quotas Are Illegal Under State Law

Ticket Quotas Are Illegal Under State Law - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

You get nabbed for speeding a block from your house and it’s the end of the month. Are you the victim of an officer just trying to fill his quota? Ticket quotas are illegal under state law, since they can pressure police to write unjust tickets to meet the goal, however it can be hard to prove the officer was just filling a quota if you really were breaking the law by driving over the speed limit or rolling that stop sign. 

Ticket quotas are illegal under state law and in 2011, the LA Times reported that ten Los Angeles motor officers sued the city alleging that their supervisors retaliated against them for resisting traffic-ticket quotas. Among their allegations is that LAPD supervisors punished them for refusing to follow orders to implement traffic ticket quotas. The officers testified they were ordered to scrap regular patrol assignments and sent instead to specific streets where they were more likely to catch motorists committing moving violations. Though not illegal, being sent to those so-called "orchards" or "cherry patches," they said, reinforced the belief that hitting ticket targets trumped other aspects of the job.  - 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
Feb 05th, 2013

Phone in Hand and Ticket in the Other Campaign Kicks Off Next Month

Phone in Hand and Ticket in the Other Campaign Kicks Off Next Month - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

As reported by the California Office of Traffic Safety, the office has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the California Highway Patrol, and 37 law enforcement agencies across the greater Sacramento region to eliminate motorists’ hand-held cell phone use and texting. 

California has been selected to receive federal support for the “Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other” project. The Office of Traffic Safety was awarded $600,000 in federal funds for these special high visibility law enforcement operations. The California program will be conducted in the Sacramento valley region comprising eight counties and 3.8 million residents.

Distracted drivers talking on a hand-held cell phone or texting will receive a first-time ticket costing a minimum of $159, with a second offense costing $279.  But the goal of the special enforcement operation is not to issue tickets, but to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

Drivers be warned, the next wave of enforcement will occur in February-March and June, 2013.  - 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.

Jan 29th, 2013