Some agencies see truckers as easy targets since truck drivers are unable to return to court to contest an unjust speeding ticket and usually just end up paying the fine because they have no other choice.
New regulations prevent CDL drivers from attending traffic school or participating in a deferment program even if the speeding ticket was received in their personal vehicle. This means that their personal insurance premiums are likely to increase just because they have a CDL license.
If you have received an unjust speeding ticket we encourage you to avail yourself of all legal means to beat traffic ticket. We hope that the following links will be useful in that endeavor.
Many truck drivers think the only important thing is the number of points they will receive from a traffic violation. Nothing is further from the truth! The law makes numerous violations serious CDL violations even if you are driving your personal vehicle. You can have one serious violation and find it almost impossible to find a truck driving job especially since all tickets are entered in your DAC report. We encourage you to seek legal advice for any traffic ticket. One of the worst things you can do is to just pay the speeding ticket.
Radar Detector Tests -Independent test of all major brands
Sense -BC's truth about photo radar site
Lawsource Research the traffic ticket laws in your state
LawGuru.com One of the most popular legal sites on the Internet
SAFER Federal Motor Carrier Database - provides carrier, vehicle, and driver safety
and credential historical data; safety data is only available for interstate carriers.
Truckers are no longer allowed to take online traffic school and keep the speeding ticket off their record. However, if you no longer drive a truck you may be able to give up your CDL and then be eligible. Call and talk to the clerk of court. Then click on the banner below if you are eligible.
Radar Detector and Laser Jammer Recommendations
One of the best ways to prevent inadvertent speeding tickets is to purchase a good radar and laser detector. If it saves you from just one ticket it will have paid for itself. Click on the link below for our recommendations on radar detectors and laser detectors.
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