What authority does the federal government have to keep truckers from Mono
and Inyo Counties off the road? In most cases, the
regulations state that a second conviction for any of the following infractions triggers
a 60-day license suspension:
Speeding more than 15mph over the limit,
Illegal lane change,
Following too closely,
Disregarding a traffic control device, and
The state recently expanded the cellphone law, so that final area may become
even more problematic for truckers starting in 2017. Furthermore, if the
infraction occurred close to a railroad crossing, the automatic suspension
kicks in after one conviction.
One conviction is also all it takes for
Safety Management System scores to essentially skyrocket, which means higher insurance rates for
existing owner-operators and an additional hurdle in finding a job for
newer truckers. Either way, a high SMS score can be the difference between
making money and losing money on each run.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration typically relies on law
enforcement information to set the scores. So, if an attorney fights a
speeding ticket and gets the charges reduced to coasting, the speeding
ticket may still show up on the SMS report.
An attorney can monitor your score for you, which gives you one less thing
to do. Additionally, if there are errors, an attorney can
cut through the red tape and help ensure that your SMS score accurately reflects your judicial
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.