Commercial drivers in California who received off-duty traffic violations
in their private vehicles are now permitted to attend traffic school in
order to prevent a point on their record. They now have the same opportunity
as non-commercial drivers to keep points off their license, if the violation
occurred while they were off-duty.
But there is a catch.
The new law, passed earlier this year, allows commercial drivers to attend
traffic school to have points for violations withheld from their personal
state driving records. However, the new law won't hide traffic violations
from insurance companies, prevent potential employers from seeing the
violation, or prevent the feds from including the violation on drivers
MVR print out.
The principal benefit of the new law to California's commercial drivers
is that after the driver with an
off-duty conviction attends traffic school, the conviction isn't added as a violation
point toward a negligent operator determination. But if a CDL holder is
not in danger of receiving a suspension for a high point count, the new
law does little to help their situation in receiving a ticket.
Contact me today for a free phone consultation on your potential options
for your off-duty traffic ticket.