Several serious crashes involving teen drivers in Kings County have officials
concerned about younger drivers and drivers’ licenses.
In May, a teen driver failed to yield the right-of-way and a truck carrying
35 dairy cows overturned on Fargo Avenue. Earlier this year, two teen
killed in two separate wrecks, and several other people were seriously injured,
after they apparently lost control of their vehicles. According to the
California DMV, drivers ages 16 to 19 are the highest risk age group,
in terms of car crashes, and these risk increase substantially at night
or when there are passengers in the vehicle.
Officer John Tyler of the Hanford CHP touted graduated licenses as the
best way to reduce risks.
Drivers’ License Rules
In California, it is illegal for drivers 18 and under to operate a motor
vehicle at night unless they have been driving for at least 12 months,
or while carrying passengers younger than 25 if there is not another licensed
driver in the car as well.
Violating these rules may trigger license
suspension. Most moving violations in Tulare County carry one or two points. The
DMV will try to suspend your license if you accumulate:
- Four or more points in any twelve months,
- Six or more points in 24 months, or
- Eight or more points in 36 months.
Other violations, like uninsured collision or 100+mph speeding, may cause
automatic suspension; the state can also try to suspend your license due
to a medical condition.
At the DMV
hearing, an attorney can basically force the state to prove that you are a dangerous
driver. If the hearing officer is not satisfied, part of the suspension
may be probated or the matter may even be thrown out altogether.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
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