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California Traffic Violator Penalties Not Harsh Compared to China

California Traffic Violator Penalties Not Harsh Compared to China Traffic Rules Said to be Harshest Ever - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Most traffic tickets are designated as one-point violations that will add one point to your driving record and fall off after three years. China’s newly enacted “harshest ever” traffic laws have sparked debate among Chinese drivers who now face double the amount of penalty points compared to last year for ignoring a traffic light. Equally harsh is China’s newly enacted traffic violation which requires drivers to stop for a yellow light even if the light has not turned red yet. Compare to California which assigns only one negligent operator point for a red light violation. Additionally California has no requirement to stop for a yellow light; rather the purpose of the yellow light is only to warn that a red light is approaching. - 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 22nd, 2013

Many Bills Passed But None to Raise California Traffic Ticket Fines

Many Bills Passed But None to Raise California Traffic Ticket Fines - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

California Legislature passed some 800 bills, most of which went into effect the first of the year. Among those bills were some new traffic laws. Most notable were the traffic laws relating to the allowance for voice activated texting and paperless proof of automobile insurance, new guidelines for red light camera operators, and relaxed restrictions on which types of drivers can attend traffic school (relief for commercial drivers).

No sign of any laws to increase traffic fines this year. A welcome change from 2011 when the state added $4 to the cost of already high traffic ticket fines. Residents of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino County should however be on the lookout for additional registration fees, as new state law authorizes these counties to increase registration fees by $1 or $2 in order to fund vehicle theft programs. - 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 15th, 2013

Unlikely Story of Driver Getting a Ticket and a Gift From Police Officer

Unlikely Story of Driver Getting a Ticket and a Gift From Police Officer - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

CBS DFW news reported a Texas Man received a little more than a traffic ticket for no registration this December. When the driver was pulled over for having expired registration the police officer learned it was because the man couldn’t afford to both renew his registration and feed his family. The officer didn’t give the man a complete break as he was still given a traffic ticket, but the officer did surprise the man with a $100 bill. With California Ticket Prices, $100 wouldn’t quite cut it as a traffic ticket for no current registration is over $200.00. But a traffic ticket for expired registration is also a fix-it-ticket in California, so if you are able to show proof of current registration to the court, you will be charged you only a nominal fee and the ticket will be dismissed.  - 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
Jan 08th, 2013

ABCs of Fighting a California Cell Phone Ticket

ABC’s of Fighting a California Cell Phone Ticket - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Are you a driver who tried using a speaker phone far enough away from your head to make it look like you were hands-free but still got a ticket? Police are hip on these common “fake- it” techniques. Here are some tips for fighting that cell phone ticket you’ve got - just remember your ABC’s:

  • A- Authorized purpose. It is not illegal to use a phone for emergency purposes or while on private property, so you can argue you were using your phone for an authorized purpose.
  • B-Bringing up music. It is illegal to use a phone in a manner that is not hands free to communicate with another person. Smart phones these days have other purposes so you can argue you were bringing up music or some other non illegal purpose.
  • C-Copies of your call log. It is your word that you were not on the phone against the officer’s word that you were. Beef up your testimony of the events by showing the court a copy of your call log which shows no calls or texts were made or received at the time of 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 Cell Phone Tickets
Dec 28th, 2012

Know Your Options For Fighting Your Ticket Before You Pay It

Know Your Options For Fighting Your Ticket Before You Pay It- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

According to the 2012, Judicial Council of California, Court Statistics Report, well over 50 % of the individuals who get a traffic infraction just plead guilty or forfeit their bail! This may be due in part to drivers just not knowing their rights after receiving a ticket, or that they have any other options.

Whether you did exceed the speed limit or didn’t. Whether you did roll through that stop sign ordidn’t, you have options for dealing with your ticket and every driver should know their rights.

When you get any traffic ticket just flip it over. Your options for dealing with the ticket will be right there in black and white (or yellow depending on what color ticket the officer hands you!).

You get to choose a court trial or even a trial in writing. Of course you can also choose traffic school. That is if you haven’t already taken traffic school within the previous 18 months, were not ticketed in a commercial vehicle, and if you don’t want to first take a stab at fighting your 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.

Dec 18th, 2012

Rules for Red Light Camera Enforcement Systems Becoming More Stringent For Those That Operate Them

Rules for Red Light Camera Enforcement Systems Becoming More Stringent For Those That Operate Them - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Senate Bill 1303 (Simitian. Vehicles: automated traffic enforcement systems.) will likely be in effect starting the first of the year. One important change to the existing law will be requirements in place for the placement of Camera Enforcement Warning signs. Current law requires a City operating a red light camera system to simply place signs either at the intersection or at major entrances to a city; so many camera enforced intersections are not detectable by approaching drivers (until the flash goes off of course). Once the new law takes effect, signs notifying rivers they are approaching a red light camera enforced intersection will be required to be posted within 200 feet of an intersection where a system is operating. There will be a grace period of about 1 year after the law takes effect, to allow governmental agencies operating red light camera systems to place the proper signs. - 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.

Dec 11th, 2012

Officer Mistakes Results in Many Drivers Getting Tickets Dismissed

Officer Mistakes Results in Many Drivers Getting Tickets Dismissed - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

At TicketKick.com we help drivers avoid having to go to into court by using a process called a Trial by Written Declaration. The Trial by Written Declaration is available for most traffic infractions. For those types of tickets where a Trial by Written Declaration cannot be used, before you just pay the ticket, consider this.

If your just plan is to just plead guilty and ask for traffic school, it may be worth your time to request an in-person court trial first. Reason being, there is always a chance the officer will not show up for your trial and it is not uncommon for judges to dismiss cases automatically if an officer does not show up.

What is not so common is a judge dismissing a case where all parties are present, simply because a case is scheduled on the wrong day. CBS6 out of Richmond, Virginia reported a judge dismissed numerous tickets amounting to thousands of dollars in fines, simply because of officers scheduling traffic court cases on the wrong date! Just a little reminder, your ticket can be kicked in even the most unlikely scenario! - 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
Dec 04th, 2012

You Heard of Texting While Driving What About Typing on a Laptop

You’ve Heard of Texting While Driving What About Typing on a Laptop- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Thousands of tickets are issued to drivers for talking on cell phone or texting while driving. In fact, according to the California state Office of Traffic Safety, over 57, 000 tickets were issued statewide just in the month of April (Distracted Driver Awareness Month).

You think talking on a phone or texting while driving is bad? How about working in your own personal mobile office while driving?

In Germany, a driver was pulled over for speeding, and police subsequently discovered he had his entire passenger seat configured for a mobile home office. The Associated Press reported that the mobile office was complete with a laptop mounted on a docking station (angled of course towards the driver for easy access while driving), a printer, router, navigation system, and cell phone. Surprisingly, the driver was only ticketed for speeding since there was no proof he was actually using the mobile office at the time. - 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.

Nov 27th, 2012

Which Types of Driverís Licenses Are Valid in California

Which Types of Driver’s Licenses Are Valid in California - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

If you are visiting the State of California from out of country, you should know that the State of California does not recognize an “international driving permit” as a valid driver’s license.

Should you be stopped by an officer and only have an international driving permit and no other license then you can be cited for being an unlicensed driver. In the State of California operating a vehicle as an “unlicensed driver” can result in a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a more serious offense then an infraction, and often carries greater penalties than the traffic violation that got you pulled over in the first place.

Different from an international driving permit, California does recognize an international driver license as a valid license. California also recognizes driver licenses issued by other states, so long as you are not a resident of California. If you have become a resident of California then you will be required to have a California license and the non- California License will not be considered valid. A non- California license issued by another state is only valid if you are a resident of the issuing jurisdiction. - 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.

Nov 20th, 2012

The 411 on Distracted Driving and Types of Tickets That Could Result

The 411 on Distracted Driving and Types of Tickets That Could Result- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, describes three main types of distracted driving:

  • Visual — taking your eyes off the road
  • Manual — taking you hands of the wheel
  • Cognitive — taking your mind off what you’re doing

Additionally, the NHTSA describe distracted driving as any activity that could divert a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Types of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Tickets for distracted driving are mostly given for cell phone and texting violations, however at TicketKick, we have many drivers every month come to us for help with a traffic ticket, and we’ve seen just about every unlikely scenario, including a driver get a ticket for having a dog on his lap! The penalties for distracted driving tickets can vary from a minor cell phone ticket (that carries no point and a fine of less than $200) to a major reckless driving ticket (that carries 2 points and a $600 fine or jail time. - 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.

Nov 13th, 2012