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Stop Driving

dashboardIf certain lawmakers have their way, there will soon be additional driving restrictions in Shafter and Lamont.

The State Assembly recently passed Senate Bill 350, which requires Californians to reduce their petroleum intake by 50 percent by 2030. To meet this goal, the measure gives broad authority to the California Air Resources Board to implement almost any rules it deems necessary and proper to reduce petroleum intake. According to the California Drivers’ Association, S.B. 350 may lead to gasoline rationing, high taxes at the pump, and in-vehicle electronic devices that monitor fuel consumption and driving habits. The Legislature could pass fines and other punitive measures as well. A related provision concerns possible state subsidies to lower the cost of electric vehicles; the proposal is silent as to where this money would come from.

Governor Brown will probably consider the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 before the end of the year.

License Limitations

Driving restrictions are already in place, at least in an indirect way. The state will take action to suspend or revoke your driving privileges in several different ways:

  • Direct Suspension: Some violations, like 100+mph speeding, can carry a suspension.
  • Points Suspension: Too many points against your license (two in two years, four in four years, or six in six years) will result in a NOTS suspension hearing, at which the state may take away your license for several months or even longer.
  • Medical Suspension: Almost any medical disorder that could result in a loss of consciousness, such as epilepsy or heart disease, triggers a medical suspension hearing.

An attorney who knows the system and knows how to prepare these cases has an excellent chance of getting the suspension either thrown out or reduced at all these levels.

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 attorney@markbigger.com to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español, llame al 661-376-0214.