To get around California, particularly outside Los Angeles and other big
cities where there isn’t as much public transportation, it is crucial
to have a driver's license. Even if you are lucky enough to find a
job without a car and a license, it will be very difficult to keep.
Additionally, most businesses require a valid driver's license to get
hired even for a low-income job where driving is not necessarily a requirement.
This is why it is very important to get and keep a driver's license
for your success in the working world.
Commercial Driver's License & Endorsements
In Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and other California cities where you may
wish to get hired to drive commercial motor vehicles (CMV); for example,
you will need a commercial driver's license (CDL). That license requires
that you have more training than a typical driver's license. With
a CDL, you will have to pass knowledge tests as well as various other
tests known as endorsements in order to successfully be granted a CDL.
These endorsements, such as for bus drivers, ambulance drivers, hazardous
waste carriers, tank drivers, double and triple trailer drivers and others
must have an endorsement stamped on their license that shows law enforcement
you are authorized to drive that class of vehicle. If you lose your license,
you must surrender the license and re-apply. Therefore, losing your license
due to infractions can be very inconvenient and expensive.
No License, No Job
The fact that a commercial operator without a license will be unemployed
goes without saying, but it is frequently true in many professions. When
you lose your license due to too many traffic tickets or a driving under
the influence (DUI) conviction, not only hurt your chances of getting
hired, they could lead to a dismissal from employers that have a zero-defect
mentality. Some employers believe your conduct both on and off the job
affects their public image. And, even where it is illegal to fire someone
for inappropriate conduct off-duty if the employer wants you gone, they
will find a legal reason.
In summary, it is always important to abide by the law in your state, so
you are above reproach in the workforce. Keeping a clean driving record
is just one method of avoiding the unemployment line.
How to Order a Copy of Your Motor Vehicle Driving Record (MVR)
A perspective employer or you (actually, anyone because it is a public
record) can request a driver’s record from the Department of Motor
Vehicles (DMV) simply by presenting a written
Request for Record Information INF 170. They can see everything that is currently on your driving record
and you can find out if everything is current. This method can be used
to fix an inaccurate record through the DMV when there are erroneous entries
or when old information has not been removed.
Contact Bigger & Harman
In south-central valley, California, one of the most knowledgeable and
experienced traffic ticket defender teams is that of Bigger & Harman.
They possess a vast knowledge of the California Vehicle Code (CVC) because
they just practice traffic law. They also have a good reputation in traffic
court because of their excellent results.
If your adamant about keeping a clean driving record, or your license could
be suspended because you have too many points under the Negligent Operators
Treatment System and you require advice regarding your current traffic
ticket in LA, Kings, Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Riverside, or other counties,
call Bigger & Harman, 661-349-9300, or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your confidential, FREE no-obligation consultation.
En español, llame al 661-349-9755.