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Plane Lands on I-580 in San Leandro—Everyone Okay

Date Posted: 08/14/2018

Categories: News, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

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A small plane landed on Interstate 580 near the 164th Avenue exit in Ashland, in unincorporated San Leandro, Calif., Saturday night.



California Ranked 5th Most Strict State for Traffic Infractions

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

This new study shows California drivers are subject to some of the most strict enforcement of traffic rules across the country. Checkout the rankings and the study's criteria...



Essential California: Speed limits climb in L.A., amid a surge in traffic deaths

Date Posted: 07/23/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

As Los Angeles has struggled to keep speed limits current on major streets, there has been a 77% drop in the number of speeding tickets written annually by the LAPD, a Times analysis has found. 



Do the police and CHP still enforce California’s requirement for front license plates?

Date Posted: 07/16/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

Do law enforcement officers feel it’s too much to write tickets for this violation, or whether they don’t have the resources to write these tickets? Bailey suggested that volunteers could write tickets for missing front plates, and he questioned whether the state should just eliminate this requirement entirely.

 



Stop the undocumented from getting driver's licenses? California plan would reverse law

Date Posted: 07/09/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

An initiative that would reverse a law that allows immigrants residing in California illegally to obtain driver's licenses has been cleared to begin gathering signatures for the 2020 ballot.

 



Three new traffic laws in effect to improve California roads

Date Posted: 07/02/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The first law in effect applies to private carriers like church buses and employee shuttles. The DMV and CHP will oversee a program to ensure private carriers are operating in a safe manner and maintain adequate insurance coverage.



Cell Phone Crackdown: Chico PD motorcycle cops target distracted drivers

Date Posted: 06/25/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Cell Phone Tickets, California Drivers

CHICO, Calif. — Sergeant Todd Lefkowitz and officers Ryon Mitchell and Travis Johnson are nestled on a small road along East First Avenue atop their Harley Davidson motorcycles.


Their eyes are peering through their tinted goggles waiting, but knowing they won't have to wait long to catch their prey.



Digital billboards have nearly tripled along California freeways — and state officials are proposing more

Date Posted: 06/18/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

Once a rare sight, electronic billboards that flash new ads every few seconds have sprouted up by the hundreds along California freeways in recent years, much to the alarm of environmentalists and traffic-safety experts.

In the nearly eight years since Jerry Brown was elected governor, his administration has nearly tripled the number of commercial digital signs permitted along highways, from 125 to 366, records show.



Few Winners When Courts Privatize the Collection of Public Debts

Date Posted: 06/11/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

Every Wednesday morning, the East Bay Community Law Center runs a walk-in clinic out of its office in Berkeley, Calif.



California Utilities to Spend $768M on Electric-Car Infrastructure

Date Posted: 06/04/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers, Driving Technology

California has by far the highest number of electric cars of any U.S. state, so it's not surprising that it continues to spend aggressively on supporting infrastructure. Three California utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison will spend a combined $768 million on electric-car infrastructure.



California Trying Out Digital License Plates

Date Posted: 05/29/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers

California cars will soon be spotted with digital license plates as part of a pilot project.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the state Department of Motor Vehicles is teaming up with the digital plates’ maker, Reviver Auto, to begin marketing them for sale at auto dealerships. Sacramento last week became the first city to agree to test the plates, taking a shipment of 24 plates for its in-house vehicle fleet.

 



More than 7 million people may have lost driver’s licenses because of traffic debt

Date Posted: 05/21/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

More than 7 million people nationwide may have had their driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay court or administrative debt, a practice that advocates say unfairly punishes the poor, a Washington Post analysis found. About 10 percent of that total involved residents of Virginia, Maryland and the District.

 



Man Stiffed With Ticket After He Sold Car Fights Back

Date Posted: 05/14/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

No one likes parking tickets.

And an 80-year-old Yorba Linda man found himself fighting a ticket he got in Los Angeles -- for a car he no longer owns. Another big snag -- he hasn’t been to LA in 30 years.

 



How to fix California’s roads, bridges, dams: Candidates for governor share views

Date Posted: 04/30/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers, Driving Technology, Toll Roads

California’s highways, roads, dams and bridges are in bad shape and getting worse, and the six leading candidates to become the state’s next governor all agree that something must be done.

But that unusual show of political unity quickly comes apart when the question turns to what, exactly, needs to be done and how to go about it.

The two top Republicans in the race, Orange County Assemblyman Travis Allen and businessman John Cox, want to do more with less. The state already has enough money to fix California’s deteriorating infrastructure without any new taxes, they argue, if state officials would only keep a tighter rein on spending.



'Coachella' Exodus To Clog Desert Roadways Again

Date Posted: 04/23/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — As tens of thousands of extra drivers hit Interstate 10 from the Coachella Valley on Monday, traffic is again expected to be increasingly heavy throughout the day. With the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival all wrapped up, festival goers who spent the night after Sunday's closing set by Eminem will depart from the desert — most headed westbound.



Nevada drivers who pull off a ‘California roll’ can be ticketed

Date Posted: 04/16/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers, Stop Signs

It looks like a few drivers need a reminder on what it means to stop.

Sandra from Las Vegas said she’s noticed a few motorists who roll past stop signs at four-way intersections.



More than 1 million driver's licenses issued to undocumented immigrants in California

Date Posted: 04/09/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

FRESNO, CA (KSEE) - For Maria,  AB 60 has meant a sense of freedom.

"It has helped me a lot because before I had a license I would get a lot of tickets and they would take my car away," said Maria. 



Texting Drivers: CHP is Looking for You This Month

Date Posted: 04/04/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

If you're tempted to text while you drive, be warned: the California Highway Patrol and local police agencies will be making an extra effort this month to catch you in the act.

In observance of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement officers will conduct "zero tolerance" enforcement efforts across California on April 5 and April 13.



Motorists understand dangers of distracted driving, but still do it

Date Posted: 04/02/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Distracted Driving, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

The smartphone buzzes or dings, a driver's heart's start racing. Even a glimpse at the screen could be deadly.   

A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drivers believe distracted driving is a growing epidemic and one of the greatest dangers facing motorists today. 

“We have to find new ways to remind people to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phones,” said Mike Blasky, spokesman for AAA. “People know this is a dangerous behavior, but many of them do it anyway."



Road trippers: Here are the top 10 loneliest roads in California

Date Posted: 03/26/2018

Categories: News, Speeding Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

Traffic got you down? Are you longing for the open road?

A new study by the fleet management company Geotab might offer some guidance. The company culled the least-traveled roads across the country, ranking them on both their scenic appeal — as judged by nature photographer James “Q” Martin — and the number of cars that travel them annually.

Upon a special request, they provided the Golden State’s top 10 roads where you’re least likely to be staring at someone’s bumper, though these roads weren’t ranked on their beauty.



Here are the top money-wasting habits when buying gas, are you guilty of any of them?

Date Posted: 03/19/2018

Categories: News, California Drivers

Southern California motorists are used to high gas prices, but many are overpaying by 20 cents or more per gallon, according to a new survey from GasBuddy.

 



Carpool sticker shock: Applications soar and California HOV lanes get more crowded

Date Posted: 03/12/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers, Carpool Lane Traffic Ticket

Applications for carpool stickers soared 35 percent last year, the biggest one-year increase ever as more California drivers seek ways to beat the maddening traffic jams choking the state. The trouble is, all those green cars are crowding into the state’s already crowded HOV lanes.



Nearly 200 Traffic Stops Made In 1-Day Peninsula Safety Op

Date Posted: 03/07/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

FOSTER CITY, CA — Nearly 200 drivers were pulled over in San Mateo and Foster City on Wednesday, as law enforcement officers fanned out across the two municipalities looking for traffic offenders. Police say it was part of their latest Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program, or STEP, initiative which is a "collaborative effort to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County."



California Approves Truly Driver-Free Automated Cars

Date Posted: 02/27/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers, Driving Technology

As anticipated, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced Monday that it will allow tech companies and car manufacturers to begin testing automated vehicles on California roads without human safety drivers.



All drivers must upgrade their license to the new Real ID

Date Posted: 02/22/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

California drivers will need to upgrade their driver’s licenses to a REAL ID driver’s license by Oct. 1, 2020, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The REAL ID is a federal compliant driver’s license or ID card that will be required to travel domestically on commercial flights.



California drivers are – believe it or not – putting down their cellphones

Date Posted: 02/07/2018

Categories: Traffic Tickets, Cell Phone Tickets, Distracted Driving, California Drivers

Faced with a tough year-old cellphone law, more California drivers are putting their devices aside entirely when behind the wheel, a new study shows.

The study by the state Office of Traffic Safety found that fewer than 4 percent of drivers appear to be picking up and using their cellphones, a notable drop from a year ago when the same analysis found that nearly 8 percent of drivers were on their cellphones.

California safety officials are cautiously cheering what they say may be the start of a trend toward less distracted driving. 



Southern Californians are on a car-buying spree, and that's cutting deeply into transit ridership, study says

Date Posted: 02/01/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

The vast majority of public transit agencies across Southern California, from modest municipal carriers to the West Coast's largest bus system, have watched their ridership numbers fall off a cliff over the last five years.

As data has revealed multi-year decreases of up to 25%, experts and officials have stopped debating whether the decline exists, and have instead turned their attention to why.



All California Drivers Must Upgrade Their Driver’s License to the New ID

Date Posted: 01/17/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers, Driving Technology

REAL ID driver’s license, beginning January 22, 2018. The new ID card was mandated as part of the REAL ID



Traffic horror story: Man cited after using Chucky Doll for carpool lane

Date Posted: 01/15/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers, Carpool Lane Traffic Ticket

A couple of villains tried to beat traffic Thursday afternoon, but only one of them was cited for bad behavior.



Upgrade Your California Driver's License to a REAL ID

Date Posted: 01/12/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers, Driving Technology

Steve Miller, President/Founder of GetDismissed.com, featured on AM 1170 The Answer on The Andrea Kaye Show – January 11, 2018 - All California drivers can upgrade their driver’s licenses to the new REAL ID driver’s license, beginning January 22, 2018. The new ID card was mandated as part of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and passed in response to 9/11 that created new security standards for states driver’s licenses and IDs. 



California traffic fines prey on poor

Date Posted: 01/08/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

Today, more than at any time, California has an opportunity to continue its leadership in building a fair society. So far, it has missed the mark on an issue that significantly affects more than 4 million residents: traffic fines and fees.



California Driver's License: A new look and procedure

Date Posted: 01/04/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers, Driving Technology

Starting January 22, all driver's licenses in California will sport a new look.

Most importantly for travelers, you will now be given the option when renewing to get a standard ID or one that is REAL ID compliant- which means that they can be used at airport security for the foreseeable future.

 



California targets 'dead' drivers using disabled parking

Date Posted: 01/02/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials plan to crack down on thousands of "dead" drivers who still hold disabled parking placards.

The Sacramento Bee reports that a new law will require the Department of Motor Vehicles to increase its oversight of the disabled placard program. That includes searching the federal Social Security Administration's "death file" and canceling placards issued to deceased drivers.

 

 



All California drivers will need to upgrade their driver’s licenses to a REAL ID driver’s license

Date Posted: 12/21/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Steve Miller (Founder, GetDismissed.com): All California drivers will need to upgrade their driver’s licenses to a REAL ID driver’s license, beginningJanuary 22, 2018.  The new ID card was mandated as part of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and passed in response to 9/11 that created new security standards for states driver’s licenses and IDs. 



Holiday traffic: When is the worst day to drive in Los Angeles during holiday period?

Date Posted: 12/20/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Across Southern California, 7.2 million people will drive to reach their holiday destination. So when is the worst time to hit the road in Los Angeles? American Automobile Association has some answers.

AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1.

 



Montebello will keep its red-light cameras in place, but critics say they’re not keeping anyone safe

Date Posted: 12/18/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Red Light Tickets, Red Light Cameras, California Drivers

Although more than 70 cities — including Whittier about seven years ago — have dropped their photo red-light enforcement programs, Montebello has no plans to become one of them anytime soon.

The City Council Wednesday unanimously voted to award a five-year contract with two one-year extensions to Redflex Traffic System of Glendale, continuing the program first initiated in 2007.



Electric Cars Only: California Bill Would Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2040

Date Posted: 12/11/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

Producing and registering gas-powered cars would be illegal in California by 2040 if an upcoming bill is passed by the state legislature.

Any vehicle powered by fossil fuels would be banned by the bill, which will be introduced by California Assemblymember Phil Ting.

 



Los Angeles Traffic Woes: Here Are the Roads Closed by the Fires

Date Posted: 12/07/2017

Categories: News, California Drivers

The Southern California fires have affected some of the area’s busiest traffic arteries. Parts of the 405 freeway, which carries up to 400,000 vehicles a day, were temporarily closed on Wednesday. The 101 freeway, closed early Thursday, was reopened hours later. But roadways remain closed throughout the region.

 



Alameda County takes brakes off 54,000 drivers, reverses license suspensions for unpaid traffic fines

Date Posted: 12/01/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

OAKLAND — About 54,000 drivers who live in Alameda County and had their license suspended for unpaid traffic tickets are getting some relief, and the right to drive again.

 



This will mean more traffic': Southern California transportation officials rail against the GOP tax bill

Date Posted: 11/30/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

The Republican-sponsored tax legislation moving through Congress has sparked alarm among Southern California transportation officials, who say changes to several lesser-known tax deductions could slow the renovation of Los Angeles International Airport and L.A. County’s ambitious plan to build more than a dozen new rail lines over the next four decades.



Sheriff’s sergeant debunks holiday traffic myths

Date Posted: 11/27/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

A common misconception among drivers it the idea that driving 5 miles per hour (mph) above the speed limit will not warrant a ticket.  Lynch, however, said that is not the case.



Nearly 4 Million Southern Californians to Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday: AAA

Date Posted: 11/21/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

Millions of Southern Californians are expected to make 2017 the busiest Thanksgiving holiday season for travelers in the past 10 years, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

 



Millions of Californians will soon have to visit the DMV. Here’s why

Date Posted: 11/17/2017

Categories: News, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

As the deadline to meet new federal standards for state licenses and ID cards approaches, Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Sacramento and around the state are preparing for a rush.

 



Traffic Tickets Can Have a Bad Influence on Auto Insurance Premiums

Date Posted: 11/16/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Autocarsinsurancetips.com has released a new blog post explaining why traffic tickets have a bad influence on auto insurance premiums.

Traffic tickets will have a bad influence on auto insurance premiums. Clients who have been arrested for speeding or reckless driving behavior will pay 30% more for car insurance in some states like California.



Did You Pay For A Traffic Ticket? Get It Back

Date Posted: 11/13/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Red Light Tickets, California Highway Patrol, Red Light Cameras, California DMV, California Drivers

Are you like everybody else seeing everything go up except wages? Can I mention the price of food, clothing, medical and let’s not forget gasoline or housing?

Fortunately, Cousin Neil was driving on Overland between Washington and Venice Blvd when the red-light camera device caught my eye; as I drove past the multistoried construction project being built on the East side of Overland. You guessed right if you said, “Isn’t that in the City of Los Angeles? And you would be correct. Everyone who received a ticket at Overland and Washington should go to the City Hall and ask respectfully for their $600 or so bucks back, as well as, a letter to their auto insurance company, thus preventing their rates going up.

 



SFPD issuing thousands fewer traffic tickets, despite crackdown on most dangerous driving behaviors

Date Posted: 11/09/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

Police have issued thousands fewer traffic tickets to drivers in San Francisco in recent years, despite a citywide push to ticket drivers who exhibit the most dangerous driving behaviors, according to a review of publicly available data by the San Francisco Examiner.

The San Francisco Police Department is fulfilling its promise to issue tickets to drivers for certain behaviors like speeding as part of The City’s traffic safety effort Vision Zero, but publicly available traffic ticket data shows tickets of other traffic offenses have dropped precipitously.



3-person carpool lanes may be extended on Bay Area highways

Date Posted: 11/07/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers, Carpool Lane Traffic Ticket

For decades, traffic-clogged Interstate 80 has been the only Bay Area freeway to require that vehicles contain at least three people to legally enter the carpool lane. But it could lose that distinction.



Bicyclists with traffic tickets can now get their fines waived at Southern California’s first bicycle traffic safety school in El Monte

Date Posted: 11/06/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers, Pedestrian

Bicycle citations are treated the same as driving tickets by the courts. The fines are the same. For example, a stop sign violation can cost $200 and running a red light costs as much as $400. If you don’t pay them, the consequences could lead to garnishing wages or jail time.



Drivers Prepare For California’s November 1st $0.12 Gas Tax

Date Posted: 10/30/2017

Categories: News, California Drivers

Drivers around the Bay Area and throughout California have only today and tomorrow to fill up before the gas tax takes a big jump.  The state’s gas tax will go up 12 cents a gallon Wednesday.  The tax hike is part of an infrastructure improvement project pushed by Governor Brown.  Caltrans says the higher gas tax will raise about 54-billion dollars for road repairs and improvements.



Ticket Writing Jumps 33% This Year

Date Posted: 10/26/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers, Driving Technology

The number of traffic tickets being issued in Malibu is increasing.

The L A County sheriff’s department says it has issued more than 20 thousand traffic tickets so far this year.

That’s a 33 percent increase over last year.



Stop Sign Cameras Are Costing Some Park Visitors Plenty

Date Posted: 10/25/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers, Driving Technology, Stop Signs

"I was shocked that they would ticket me $100 for that kind of thing and that they would even be recording it because I didn't even think they were allowed to do that in California anymore," explained Hernandez.



SDPD targets ‘trouble spots’ to crack down on jaywalkers, unsafe drivers

Date Posted: 10/24/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, Distracted Driving, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, Pedestrian

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.

 



CHP sets sights on reducing teen distracted driving

Date Posted: 10/23/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Cell Phone Tickets, Distracted Driving, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Teenagers are considered at greatest risk for distracted driving, and collisions are the number one killer of teens in the United States. 

To address these concerns, the California Highway Patrol and Impact Teen Drivers, or ITD, are joining forces to help eliminate these preventable collisions.

Ten percent of all drivers aged 15 to 19 involved in fatal collisions were reported as distracted at the time. 



National Teen Driver Safety Week Underway

Date Posted: 10/17/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers, Teen Drivers

Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. To bring awareness to this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 15-21.

 



Gov. Brown vetoes bill that would have established a curfew for California drivers under 21

Date Posted: 10/11/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Saturday that would have forced tougher restrictions on young California drivers.



Distracted Driving Demo Opens Eyes

Date Posted: 10/10/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Distracted Driving, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers, Driving Technology

Tourists in San Francisco last week received an eye-opening experience when it comes to distractions while driving. In front of their AT&T flagship store at One Powell St., the cell provider on Friday brought out its prop vehicle and a virtual headset equipped with a smart phone, playing a simulated video of what can happen when a driver picks up their phone to read texts from loved ones, friends, or co-workers.



Roadshow: Carpool crackdown on Highway 101

Date Posted: 10/03/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers, Carpool Lane Traffic Ticket

I witnessed a beautiful sight last Thursday for those haters of carpool lane cheats. While crawling along on Highway 101 at San Tomas Expressway, I noticed six CHP motorcycle cops merging onto 101.



With LA County HOV lanes overcrowded, will cars be forced to carry at least three people?

Date Posted: 10/02/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers, Carpool Lane Traffic Ticket

Fast-moving carpool lanes can be a great incentive to double up on your commute, unless they become so popular they get too crowded. 

When a carpool lane drops below 45 miles per hour more than 10 percent of the time, it’s considered degraded under Caltrans. And that’s the case with most of the carpool lanes in Los Angeles County.



Lyft, Uber commit 64 percent of downtown SF traffic violations

Date Posted: 09/27/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers, Driving Technology

The San Francisco Police Department gave the city’s Board of Supervisors an earful at a Monday hearing about downtown traffic and pointed the finger for traffic violations squarely at so-called transit network companies (TNCs) like Lyft and Uber.

 



CA Auto Insurers Ordered to Adjust Rates … Guess Who Gets Screwed

Date Posted: 09/26/2017

Categories: News, California DMV, California Drivers

PROPUBLICA REPORT-California regulators said they have required Nationwide and USAA to adjust their auto insurance rates as a result of a report by ProPublica and Consumer Reports that many minority neighborhoods were paying more than white areas with the same risk. 



New California Driving Law Would Extend Curfew, Passenger Restrictions to Under-21 Drivers

Date Posted: 09/22/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

There are over 25 million licensed drivers in California—the most populous state in the country—and soon, many of the youngest ones could be facing much tougher restrictions if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a new law that was passed by the state legislature on Wednesday, reports the Associated Press.



California Town Sticks With Embattled Red Light Camera Vendor

Date Posted: 09/20/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, Red Light Tickets, California Highway Patrol, Red Light Cameras, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

The majority of California cities that have tried red light cameras have dropped them, but not Solana Beach. The San Diego suburb's city council skipped public discussion and unanimously voted to renew its photo ticketing deal with Redflex Traffic Systems. Experts reviewing the deal found it made little sense on a financial or safety basis.

"Based on our analysis, the city of Solana Beach's red light camera program appears to have had no positive effect on traffic safety in the city, even after more than a decade of enforcement and the issuance of over 25,000 tickets," Safer Streets LA executive director Jay Beeber explained. "Further, it appears that the cameras were installed in locations that did not have a prior red light running collision problem. While the implementation of this program was likely well intended by those who initiated it, the program has not achieved the intended results."

 



Lyft's redesigned street concept could fix L.A. traffic

Date Posted: 09/18/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers, Driving Technology

Want your city to fix its traffic issues? It should start by narrowing streets and planting trees where cars currently drive.



State may finally put an end to totally bogus jaywalking tickets

Date Posted: 09/15/2017

Categories: News, California Drivers, Pedestrian

Under state law, it is illegal to step into a crosswalk while the countdown timer is counting-down, even if the timer shows that you have plenty of time to make it across the street before the traffic light turns red. Start crossing when the timer is counting down, and a scrupulous police officer may cite you to the tune of $197.

 



Smoking pot while driving or riding in a car in California will soon be punishable with a fine

Date Posted: 09/12/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety, California DUI Enforcement, California Drivers

With state-licensed marijuana sales months away, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill that prohibits smoking or consuming cannabis while driving or riding in a vehicle in California.

 



Opinion: Legislation can fix ‘paying more for being poor’ in traffic fines

Date Posted: 09/11/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a historic law this summer ending driver license suspensions for failure to pay traffic fines. Going forward, license suspensions are more likely to be about traffic safety than punishing people for not having money. Thousands of Californians will no longer risk losing their jobs for lack of a driver’s license.



The Most Expensive Mistakes You Can Make Driving a Car

Date Posted: 09/06/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

The penalties for minor driving violations are becoming harsher across America. If you veer into a bike lane, the offense could cost you hundreds of dollars in some states, for example. Yet those fines are light compared to major offenses, such as the cost of a DUI. Serious driving offenses hurt you in a number of ways. In addition to the actual fine and related court costs, you could end up losing thousands more due to a suspended or revoked license. And even a minor traffic ticket could end up costing you your license and nearly hundreds in fees if you don’t pay right away.



September is California Pedestrian Safety Month, Pasadena Police Tally 63 Injury and 1 Fatal Pedestrian Incidents in a Year

Date Posted: 09/05/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers, Pedestrian

The California Office of Traffic Safety is again announcing that September is “California Pedestrian Safety Month” which began last year in response to the rising number of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways.



California Supreme Court Deems Automatic License Plate Data To Be Public Records

Date Posted: 09/01/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers, Driving Technology

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and Electronic Frontier Foundation won a lawsuit Thursday that will require the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to fulfill their request for one week's worth of data from their automatic license plate readers (ALPR). This overturns a Superior Court decision that said these public records are protected as records of law enforcement investigations.



CHP operation nets eight crosswalk violations in Sonora

Date Posted: 08/30/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers, Pedestrian

Sonora-area California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Ripley stepped down into the Guzzi Lane crosswalk intersecting with Greenley Road just south of Adventist Health Sonora, his eyes averted to an oncoming red Dodge pickup hurtling northbound up the street.

 



CHP to enforce school bus pedestrian safety law

Date Posted: 08/28/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The CHP will be conducting school bus pedestrian safety enforcement operations in several communities on the Central Coast this week.

The special enforcement program is designed to drive home the law on school bus safety.



Applications for CA immigrant driver's licenses declining as numbers near 1M

Date Posted: 08/23/2017

Categories: News, California DMV, California Drivers

There will soon be a million California drivers who obtained their driver licenses under a state law that allowed unauthorized immigrants to apply for permission to drive legally.



Unfair Fines: California's Costly Traffic Tickets Unfairly Punish the Poor, According to a New Report

Date Posted: 08/21/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters)—California legislators have raised fines for traffic infractions to some of the highest in the United States to generate revenue—and the poor are bearing an unfair burden, losing cars and jobs because they cannot pay them, civil rights activists said last week.



Texting and Driving: Why Drivers Get Off Easy in California

Date Posted: 08/18/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Cell Phone Tickets, Distracted Driving, California Drivers

The former lawmaker who authored California's first cell phone driving laws believes weak penalties are to blame for drivers' willingness to defy the rules



School driving — a little patience can prevent agony

Date Posted: 08/15/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Distracted Driving, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers, Teen Drivers

In a perfect world — perhaps the not-too-distant world of driverless cars — we would not have to write this editorial. But few things are more imperfect than late-for-work parents rushing to drop their kids off at school, teens speeding to classes to avoid a first-period tardy, distracted drivers or pedestrians checking their text messages in the morning, or any motorist or walker or bicyclist just not paying attention to and from and around school.



Landmark settlement offers some relief from crushing traffic ticket fines

Date Posted: 08/14/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

Jesse Austin, a 39-year-old Antioch resident, owed more than $1,800 in unpaid tickets stemming from a traffic stop last September in Benicia. He couldn’t pay that high an amount on the $800 he earned every two weeks at a store that sold men’s grooming products.

 



Solano County Court Halts License Suspensions Of Poor Drivers

Date Posted: 08/10/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Bay Area superior court has agreed to stop suspending the licenses of people who can’t afford to pay their traffic tickets, offering them a chance to set up a payment plan or pay by other means, a coalition of civil rights groups announced Tuesday.

 



Solano County Settlement Would Offer Alternatives to Traffic Fines

Date Posted: 08/09/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV

Courts across the state have turned to traffic fines and surcharges to fill gaps in their budgets due to shortages in state funding. A standard $100 fine for a minor violation like a broken taillight carries a $490 surcharge.

 



A cop stopped a car for speeding — then pointed a gun at a passenger for more than 9 minutes

Date Posted: 08/07/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

A video taken during a traffic stop in California is drawing debate over the officer’s decision to keep his gun pointed at the passenger for more than nine minutes. The stop took place last Wednesday morning along U.S. Route 101, south of San Jose, after an officer noticed a car pass him going 85 mph, according to the Campbell Police Department. 



A single speeding ticket shouldn’t be a ticket to bankruptcy

Date Posted: 08/07/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

For too many Californians, getting a speeding ticket or some other traffic violation is more than an inconvenience. It’s a slow-moving disaster that’s likely to upend their lives and plunge them into debt.



Study: 4 out of 5 backseat riders don't wear seat belts

Date Posted: 08/04/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers

Click it or ticket. We've all heard the slogan before, but a recent study seems to suggest some people do not use their seat belt, specifically in the back seat.



Motorcyclists to be focus of California Highway Patrol safety effort

Date Posted: 07/31/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

It may be great to feel the wind in your face as you tool down the region’s wonderful roadways on a motorcycle — the best way, many say, to fully enjoy the journey.

But that peaceful pleasure can quickly disappear with the shriek of metal on metal, followed by the jarring crash as the speeding motorcycle slides out of control into a car that had just pulled onto the rural roadway.



Undocumented immigrant driver’s licenses near milestone in California

Date Posted: 07/26/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

Nearly a million undocumented drivers could be licensed in California by the end of the year.



Whittier police officers who allege city had a ticket quota system to get their day in court

Date Posted: 07/20/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

LOS ANGELES >> Six Whittier police officers are headed to trial with their claim they faced retaliation for complaining about an alleged traffic ticket- and arrest-quota system.



California Could Be in Line for Gender-Neutral Identification

Date Posted: 07/19/2017

Categories: News, California DMV, California Drivers

California lawmakers are considering a proposal to provide gender-neutral identification.
State Sen. Toni Atkins (D - 39th District) introduced a bill to streamline the process of providing a gender neutral or nonbinary option on the California driver license, birth certificate and other forms of state identification.



On the Road: Changing lanes in an intersection may be legal — but it’s not necessarily safe

Date Posted: 07/17/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers

The best advice for drivers who wish to travel the fast lane? If you notice you are driving considerably slower than everyone else, move to the right, says CHP Officer Dan Olivas. File photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG

Q. Reader Jacqui Canfield asked On the Road three different questions: Is it legal to change lanes in the middle of an intersection? Can you get a ticket for driving the speed limit in the fast lane, when other cars are going around you faster than the posted speed limit? Is it legal to have your pet on your lap while driving?



CHP: California Residents with Out-of-State License Plates Must Pay

Date Posted: 07/14/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

The California Highway Patrol is asking local drivers to report people they know are living in the state but driving with an out-of-state license.

It even has a website called Cheaters: Out-of-State (Out of State Registration Violaters).

The CHP says the state of California, "loses millions of dollars a year in revenue from California residents who unlawfully register their vehicles in other states or countries."



Automated Speed Cameras Could Be Coming To A Street Near You

Date Posted: 07/13/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California lawmakers are discussing a pilot program that would put speed cameras on Bay Area streets during a five-year pilot program.

 



Bill Reducing Traffic Fines to People’s Ability to Pay Passes Assembly Committee

Date Posted: 07/11/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Drivers

Legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, requiring courts to offer traffic ticket violators payment plans and to reduce fine amounts to a level they can afford today passed the Assembly Transportation Committee.



On the Road: Tempers Flare When Temperatures Soar

Date Posted: 07/10/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

It’s summertime, it’s hot in the Inland Empire, and some violent road rage incidents have made the news lately.



Driver Fights Speeding Ticket Over ‘too wordy’ School-zone Sign – and Wins

Date Posted: 07/07/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets

SEATTLE -- A judge has tossed out a man's ticket for speeding through a Seattle school zone, saying the sign is too wordy.

Jason Canfield received a camera-generated $234 speeding ticket in the mail in March 2016, The Seattle Times reports.



More Relief for California Drivers with Traffic Tickets?

Date Posted: 07/07/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

A provision in Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget, which took effect last Saturday, prohibits the suspension of someone's driver's license because of unpaid traffic tickets. 

And there could be more relief coming. 

SB 185 would base traffic ticket fines on one's income. According to the legislation, a court could reduce these fees by 80 percent. 



109 Street Racers Arrested In Major Southern California Sting

Date Posted: 07/06/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Drivers, Wreckless Driving

Everyone lost the race that night.

It goes without saying that around the Motor1 office, street racing is looked upon with the same measure of stupidity as a using superglue for sunscreen. It’s not as if this activity just suddenly sprung up out of thin air – people have been street racing in some form or another since the second car was built. It’s never good, but sometimes you just have to wonder what the hell some of these people are thinking.

 



California’s Decision to Stop Suspending Licenses for Traffic Fines is a Good Start

Date Posted: 07/03/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California DMV, California Drivers

California has a host of public policy issues that the state government hasn’t done a good job addressing. But when it comes to criminal justice reform, the state has seen considerable progress in recent years, thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown and the state lawmakers who have figured out how counterproductive it is to impose punishments that have the effect of upending people’s lives.

 



California to Stop Suspending Licenses for Unpaid Traffic Fines

Date Posted: 06/29/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

Californians will no longer face losing their driver's licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month. Gov. Jerry Brown said the punishment doesn't help the state collect unpaid fines and can send low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty.



L.A. Drivers Among Worst In U.S., Study Says

Date Posted: 06/28/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

Los Angeles, home to the worst traffic in the nation, also has some of the worst drivers out of the 75 most populous metro areas in the U.S., according to a QuoteWizard Insurance study released Tuesday.



Where Are the Nation's Worst Drivers?

Date Posted: 06/27/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

Motorists in the San Diego region routinely get slapped with speeding tickets, frequently crash their cars and are extremely likely to get pulled over for drunk driving.

That’s according to a report released Tuesday by QuoteWizard, an online company that compares insurance rates for consumers.



Carpool Lane Crackdown Barely Makes a Dent

Date Posted: 06/26/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Drivers, Carpool Lane Traffic Ticket

Carpool lane cheaters continue getting nailed like never before, with the number of tickets issued by the California Highway Patrol last year nearly doubling from 2010.

But traffic experts and motorists say it’s hardly making a dent in the problem. As many as 30 percent of cars in the diamond lanes are driven by solo drivers apparently willing to risk a $491 fine because they don’t fear being caught.



Move California Traffic Tickets into Civil Courts

Date Posted: 06/22/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

When your car’s tail light fades from red to black, and a cop pulls you over and writes you a ticket, it’s certainly something that, for safety’s sake, you ought to get fixed — but is it really a criminal offense?



California Legislators Settle on $125 Billion Budget

Date Posted: 06/21/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

The eighth largest economy in the world requires a lot of money to function properly. California lawmakers have agreed to a $125 billion budget, which will have to be funded with higher taxes on gasoline and increases in vehicle registration fees.



California Considers Reducing Traffic Fines for Low-Income Drivers

Date Posted: 06/19/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

The California Legislature is considering a proposal to link the cost of a traffic ticket to a person’s ability to pay. Supporters say if it becomes law, it will keep minor traffic violations from pushing low-income California drivers deep into debt. And, it could help the state recoup tens of millions of dollars in delinquent fines that people just can’t afford to pay.



News 5 Investigates: Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue?

Date Posted: 06/16/2017

Categories: Red Light Tickets, Red Light Cameras

New questions are being raised over whether red light cameras in Pueblo are more about revenue and less about safety. 

News 5 Investigates has discovered the city is giving drivers less time to get through those intersections which potentially increases your chance of getting a ticket. 



California is 7th Best State for Teen Drivers

Date Posted: 06/14/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Drivers, Teen Drivers

California is one of the best states for parents with teenage drivers. That's according to a new WalletHub study. Researchers ranked all 50 states on teen-driving environment and placed California at No. 7 on the list.



Fremont To Receive Funding For Traffic Signals

Date Posted: 06/13/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets

FREMONT, CA — The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is delivering on the promises of Measure BB to fund critical transportation projects in Alameda County that include public transit, pedestrian/bicycle pathways, and highway and local road improvements—and many of these will be taking place in Fremont!



Toll Cheats Without License Plates Costing Bay Area Millions

Date Posted: 06/12/2017

Categories: Toll Roads

California’s failure to require that new cars with no license plates have some form of visible identification is costing the Bay Area nearly $13 million a year in tolls, as drivers take advantage of what amounts to a free ride across bridges.



Oxnard's Red Light Cameras May Be Financial Burden

Date Posted: 06/08/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, Red Light Cameras

OXNARD, Calif. - A new Ventura County Grand Jury report has found issues with Oxnard’s red light cameras.  The problems range from the cameras not being up to state standards to the cost.  According to the report the cameras may be putting Oxnard in the red, by hundreds of thousands of dollars.



Fight Unlimited California Traffic Tickets with the GetDismissed Mobile App Version 4.0

Date Posted: 06/07/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets, Red Light Tickets, Cell Phone Tickets, Distracted Driving, Red Light Cameras, California Drivers

GetDismissed.com, has just released version 4.0 of its GetDismissed traffic ticket fighting web service and mobile App. Now fight an unlimited amount of California traffic tickets at no-cost with a GetDismissed membership. The App is free and available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.



Apple Just Confirmed What's Coming With iOS 11 — & It's BIG

Date Posted: 06/06/2017

Categories: Driving Technology

Apple has finally set some rumors straight. At today’s annual industry event, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, CA, the company revealed what we can look forward to with the next major iPhone update, iOS 11



V8 Builds: Get Your Traffic Tickets Dismissed For Even Less

Date Posted: 06/06/2017

Categories: California Drivers

GetDismissed is a service that contests your California traffic tickets.

Get Dismissed fights all traffic tickets you get over the course of 1 year, and you don't even need to show up to court. Using an attorney to perform similar services can cost over $1000, but GetDismissed is a membership that only costs $59 or only $49 for V8BUILDS followers.



What You Need to Know About California’s Traffic Proposal Decriminalizing Most Tickets

Date Posted: 06/05/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California Drivers

California’s court leaders plan to send the Legislature a proposal to make traffic violations civil offenses, removing them from the criminal arena.



San Bernardino: Click It or Ticket Campaign This Friday June 2

Date Posted: 06/01/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets

San Bernardino, CA – Once again, San Bernardino Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May/June, including one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.  SBPD Officers were out in force Memorial Day weekend, as part of the nationwide seat belt enforcement campaign as well as this coming weekend.



California should put the brakes on criminal traffic penalties

Date Posted: 05/31/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is recommending a major and welcome change to California traffic court: transferring responsibility for the more than 4 million minor traffic violations to civil, not criminal, court.

 



V8Builds: A Great Car Show Amongst Car Shows

Date Posted: 05/30/2017

Categories: California Drivers

The second, and far more high-profile, installment of V8Builds presented by Air Flow Research debuted at Auto Club Speedway to a sizable crowd, a good car count and numerous sponsors, vendors and displays. 



Memorial Day weekend law enforcement out in full force

Date Posted: 05/26/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, California DUI Enforcement

Law enforcement officers will be out in force throughout the Memorial Day weekend beginning Friday evening and look for motorists driving drunk or otherwise violating traffic laws, including the requirement to wear seatbelts.

 



How much is too much for a traffic ticket? And who should get the revenue?

Date Posted: 05/25/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets

If a mother earning minimum wage puts her kids in the family car, has her eyes on the road when her disobedient 14-year-old slips off his annoying shoulder belt and gets pulled over, what’s an appropriate punishment?



Ready for Summer Road Trips? Don’t Forget Click It or Ticket

Date Posted: 05/24/2017

Categories: California Highway Patrol, California Office of Traffic Safety

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.



The Simple Way to GetDismissed

Date Posted: 05/23/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets

California is well known for its traffic tickets! Approximately 5 million are issued each year and not very many are ever contested. This normally means the person receiving the ticket was willing and able to pay the fines or more commonly the driver was unable to and may have lost their driver's license through unpaid tickets. Don't let a traffic ticket destroy your life, especially when it's so simple to fight!



Big changes recommended for California’s traffic court

Date Posted: 05/22/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets

The more than 4 million traffic tickets handed out to Californians each year for such infractions as speeding, failing to stop at a red light or failing to signal before changing lanes should no longer be criminal charges, but instead, be handled in civil court, says California’s top judge.



Fremont Offers Rebate For Red Light Tickets

Date Posted: 05/16/2017

Categories: Red Light Tickets, Red Light Cameras

City of Fremont will be rebating fines collected from Red Light Camera Tickets due to the incorrect timing of the yellow lights.
 



Should CA Pedestrians Be Allowed to Cross During the Flashing Countdown Signal?

Date Posted: 05/09/2017

Categories: News

A bill in the California Assembly would change state law to allow pedestrians to do something they may not know is illegal: begin crossing a street once the signal begins flashing the countdown.



Pricey Traffic Tickets Might Be Costing California $140 Million in Revenue

Date Posted: 05/05/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets

For some California drivers, a simple traffic fine can quickly turn into jail time. 



Two Self-Serve DMV Kiosks Now Available in SCV

Date Posted: 05/03/2017

Categories: California DMV

The Department of Motor Vehicles has brought two new “DMV Now” self-service terminals to local grocery stores.



Deputies Target SCV Distracted Drivers; 33 Citations Issued in 1 Day

Date Posted: 05/02/2017

Categories: Cell Phone Tickets, Distracted Driving

A Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation in Santa Clarita that resulted in 33 tickets being issued to motorists for violating the state law that prohibits the holding and/or operating of a cell phone while driving.



Trucking Employee Claims He Was Fired For Not Texting and Driving

Date Posted: 05/01/2017

Categories: Distracted Driving

A Lakeside man claims that his managers retaliated against him and fired him because he refused to text and drive.
 



Bill for Speed-Camera Pilot in S.F., San Jose Hits Roadblock

Date Posted: 04/26/2017

Categories: Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets

An attempt to create a pilot project that would place speed cameras on the streets of San Francisco and San Jose to test their effectiveness on traffic safety is on hold after encountering opposition — mostly from law enforcement groups.