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 

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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 

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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

Road Rage Can Get Drivers More Than Just a Ticket

Road Rage Can Get Drivers More Than Just a Ticket- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Another driver cuts you off, doesn’t use a signal, or drives too slow ahead of you. While these things may be irritating a Road Rage incident just isn’t worth it.

Road Rage as described in Penal Code 245 can result in jail time and a $10,000 fine.  Additionally, per Vehicle Code 13210, "road rage" can result in a court ordered suspension of your driver’s license for six months (first offense) or one year (second or subsequent offense). The court may also order you to attend a court-approved anger management or "road rage" course. - 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
Mar 25th, 2014

Motorists Can Take Effective Steps If They Become Sleepy While Driving

Motorists Can Take Effective Steps If They Become Sleepy While Driving - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The National Sleep Foundation observed National Sleep Awareness Week in March. Sleep deprivation and fatigue impact a driver’s attention, which can lead to other behaviors behind the wheel that can result in a collision or being ticketed.

According to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, in 2011, the most recent year that finalized data is available, more than 3,700 collisions occurred in California involving a drowsy driver. “The safe operation of any vehicle requires a driver to be wide-awake and alert at all times,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorists can take effective steps if they become sleepy while driving, including:

• Stop driving altogether.

• Consume the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee.

• Take a 20-minute nap, and after the nap, drive to the closest safe resting spot, such as a

motel, friend’s house, or go home and sleep.

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

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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
Mar 18th, 2014

Avoid Unlawful Placement of Toll Tags Inside Your Vehicle

Avoid Unlawful Placement of Toll Tags Inside Your Vehicle - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

If you use FasTrak lanes where should you place your toll tag it to avoid getting a ticket for having it unlawfully positioned?

FasTrak users are responsible for mounting toll tags properly. FasTrak electronically collects tolls using a radio frequency system which “activates” your toll tag about 300 feet before the deduction is taken. Therefore, you cannot wait until the last minute to take the toll tag out of your glove compartment or wave it as you approach the toll plaza, since such actions interfere with the activation of the toll tag and a police officer may view this as attempt at toll evasion. If your toll tag cannot be read, and you do not have your vehicle's license plate on file with FasTrak, a violation notice can also be sent to you.

FasTrak toll tags should be mounted inside the vehicle at least 2" from top edge of windshield, horizontally, in the center behind mirror to ensure successful toll payment. Section 26708 of the Vehicle Code, permits a toll tag/transponder to be affixed to the center uppermost portion of the interior of a windshield, or on the bottom right or left corner of the windshield. - 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
Mar 11th, 2014

Devious Parking Tickets All Across the City of Angels

Devious Parking Tickets All Across the City of Angels- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Multiple cities across Southern California are reevaluating their dubious parking tickets after an NBC local news team in Los Angeles uncovered a series of questionable citations across the city. People were reportedly receiving tickets at meters that still had time left and for parking at broken meters despite the city’s recent law forbidding such a practice. These revelations have caused numerous citizens to deem the epidemic as a scam on the part of the city to increase revenue in the face of constant budget crisis. Needless to say, motorists throughout Los Angeles were furious over the report and now more vigilant about any parking tickets they may receive in the future.- 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
Mar 04th, 2014

How to Clear a Traffic Ticket While Incarcerated

How to Clear a Traffic Ticket While Incarcerated - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

An incarcerated individual can take care of traffic matters (non felony) by requesting a dismissal pursuant to California Vehicle Code section 41500. Only tickets that are pending at the time the ticket holder is taken into custody can be removed using this California Vehicle Code section.

Under this rule, no person is subject to prosecution for any Vehicle Code (nonfelony) offense. This would encompass most tickets for speeding, red light, stop sign, cell phone, and so on. This applies to tickets received either while driving a vehicle or while a pedestrian.

The court will generally need proof of the incarceration, dates the traffic tickets were issued, vehicle code sections violated, and citation numbers as well as a signed declaration from the person requesting the dismissal.  - 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 25th, 2014

As Officer Pleads No Contest to Issuing Fake Tickets in Growing Epidemic, Motorists Never Should

As Officer Pleads No Contest to Issuing Fake Tickets in Growing Epidemic, Motorists Never Should- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

The evidence against George Chavez, a 23 year veteran of the San Jose Police Department, was apparently overwhelming as he pleaded no contest to charges that he had issued fake traffic tickets to people living in Texas. According to multiple news sources in the Bay Area, fake tickets were electronically issued to Charles Petrie, whom was engaged in a civil lawsuit against Chavez after a motorcycle accident in 2008, and his attorney during those proceedings, Stephen Dougan.

Despite the fact that Petrie and Dougan were living in Texas at the time the citations were supposedly issued, investigations into the shady issuances was not conducted until administrative errors were discovered, which prevented the tickets from being processed in Santa Clara County courts. Chavez had forged the name of another officer in the San Jose Police Department as the issuer on the citation, and when that officer was notified of a minor error on the citation he had never written, supervisors began to piece together the conspiracy and Chavez was arrested shortly thereafter.

Corruption in local police departments has sparked up in numerous municipalities all over the nation during the past few weeks, further bolstering an already growing cause for concern for California motorists, especially after the recent events in San Jose. This should lead more residents who are usually speculative about the validity of their dubious traffic citations to investigate and ultimately fight what is seemingly an increasing injustice.  - 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 18th, 2014

How Truck Drivers Can Fight Out of Lane Tickets

How Truck Drivers Can Fight Out of Lane Tickets - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Truck drivers or professional commercial drivers are held to a higher standard and as such suffer greater penalties for committing a traffic violation. A single Out of Lane ticket (Veh. Code, 22348c) for example can add one and a half points to a commercial driver’s motor vehicle record.

California law requires commercial vehicles, tractor trailers, and passenger vehicles towing to be driven in the right lane with certain exceptions. If you are merging onto another freeway for example you can move to another lane in order to get on or off at a freeway merge. If you are passing another vehicle you can use the lane to the immediate left of the rightmost lane, and the law doesn’t say how soon you must return to the right lane after passing.

You can also drive in either the rightmost lane or the lane to the immediate left of the right lane when the freeway has four or more lanes.  If you do get an out of lane ticket make note of which lane you were in and how many lanes were on the freeway and take pictures if possible. When calculating the number of lanes on the freeway it’s important to count the carpool lanes too.

To illustrate the importance of including the carpool lane when “counting lanes”, take the case of People v. Harris (2011) for example. San Bernardino County Appellate Division judge dismissed Harris’ out of lane ticket finding the officer erroneously excluded the carpool lane when counting the total number of lanes on the freeway. The judge on appeal found that the law does not specifically exclude carpool lanes from the determination of the number of “lanes for traffic” for purposes of enforcing Vehicle Code section 22348 (c). Counting the carpool lane made all the difference and meant Harris was lawfully allowed to drive in either of the right hand lanes since the freeway had at least four lanes. - 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 11th, 2014
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