A military veteran and truck driver passed near Mojave and Ridgecrest earlier
this month as he cleared the halfway point on a 50-state tour with a discarded
American flag he picked up near Omaha, Nebraska. His quest is noble, but
he should be on the lookout for CHP officers during his visit to our fair state.
At the time, Jay Gridley said that picking up the flag was simply the right
thing to do. Later, he began to think “’What can I do with
this flag to honor it and what it means to people?’” So, he
set out on a “mission” to
visit all 50 states with the flag, meeting and talking to people as he goes. Mr. Gridley set up a Facebook
page that has garnered over 100,000 shares, and the Golden State is the
twenty-sixth state that he and the flag have visited.
When he is finished, Mr. Gridley plans to either encase the flag or “hand
it down to family and keep it going.”
Common Truck Driver Violations
Largely due to environmental concerns about diesel engines, California
is one of the most
trucker-unfriendly states in the Union. Some common trucker infractions include:
Overweight Violations: Roadside inspectors generally give drivers a chance to rearrange their
loads or offload some cargo before they issue
citations, but that is not always the case.
Speeding: While roadside inspection stations are everywhere, many truckers get
speeding tickets on Interstate 15 between Primm and Mountain Pass, because
of the steep downhill grade and speed limit change.
Lane Violation: Large trucks have designated lanes, and in heavy traffic, it is not always
easy to stay in the proper lane.
Commercial drivers pick up points at a 50 percent greater rate than non-commercial
drivers, so a two-point infraction becomes three points and so on.
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.