Military bases have joined the national crackdown on distracted drivers.
article from Edwards AFB recapped some rather sobering statistics about driving
while using a cellphone. Nearly a third of auto crashes now involve some
form of distracted driving, and it’s nearly always use of a wireless
device. The government estimates that drivers who view or send a text
message take their eyes off the road for about five seconds. At 55mph,
a vehicle travels roughly the length of a football field in that amount of time.
Security officers at Edwards AFB will pull people over for talking or texting
on a phone. In addition to penalties under the California Vehicle Code,
the infraction counts three points against a base record, and violators
must report the incident to their COs.
Federal Traffic Ticket
Civilians who get traffic tickets on federal property must deal with the
Central Violations Bureau, a rather bloated bureaucracy that is interested in taking drivers’
money, but not too keen on upholding the rights of drivers visiting Death
Valley or Edwards. In addition to an appearance in Bakersfield, the scheduling
is often highly inconvenient. Since the judge usually only hears traffic
cases once every other month, it’s difficult to get a court date
that is convenient.
At Bigger & Harman, we routinely represent defendants in
federal traffic court. Since we are familiar with the people and the process, we have a good
chance to obtain a positive result. Even better, a qualified attorney
can usually appear for you. As a brief side note, most traffic ticket
lawyers in Central California are not allowed to appear in federal court
because it requires a federal license. But here at Bigger & Harman,
APC, we are committed to defending your driver rights in state and federal court.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to giving
individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call
today at 661-859-1177 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-376-0214.