Out-of-state travel spikes up about 50 percent during Thanksgiving Week, and over
90 percent of these people drive to and from their homes in places like Delano and
Most of these people travel (53 percent) to visit friends or relatives;
that proportion is about twice as high as it is during the non-holiday
weeks of the year. Holiday travelers are a little over 10 percent younger
than non-holiday travelers (34 years old v. 38 years old) and also more
likely to be male (58 percent v. 50 percent); the average holiday trip
is a little shorter than non-holiday trips (214 miles v. 261 miles).
Despite the crowded-airport stories that are staples of Thanksgiving Week
news broadcasts, less than 6 percent of Thanksgiving travelers fly to
Interstate Drivers’ License Compact
Many people believe that if they get out-of-state traffic tickets, they
do not affect their California drivers’ licenses. In most cases,
that’s simply not true. All the West Coast and Mountain West states
belong to the
Drivers’ License Compact, which means that these states share information about traffic tickets
and the speeding ticket from Nevada eventually shows up as points on a
These points often come into play in
license suspension hearings. However, points transfer is not an exact science, and sometimes an out-of-state
speeding ticket shows up as two points instead of one point. That extra
point can be the difference between a NOTS suspension proceeding and an
unrestricted driving privilege.
The same thing is true in reverse, and vacationers to California might
end up with points on their home state licenses. Most area traffic courts
allow attorneys to appear on behalf of defendants, which means a local
lawyer can fight your ticket even if you live out of state.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.