This blog looks at the traffic violation of driving over 100 mph in Barstow, CA, from the driver’s standpoint.
Did You Get a Traffic Citation for Driving Over 100 MPH in Barstow?
While driving on I-15 or 40, it might be tempting to push down on the gas pedal because of the long stretches of highway with little traffic at times. Even when there is traffic, they're mostly speeding right along too.
Many think there aren’t many law enforcement officers (LEOs) in the area—until they hear the siren and look up to see the flashing lights in their rearview mirror. By then, it’s too late if you were driving over 100 mph.
What Does the Traffic Code Say About Driving Over 100 MPH in Barstow?
CA Vehicle Code (CVC) 22348, Speed Laws, makes it a major infraction to speed more than 100 mph in the State of CA. That’s why you should set up a consult with a CA traffic attorney immediately.
What Are the Penalties When Convicted of Driving Over 100 MPH in Barstow?
The traffic code is quite succinct and straightforward. It states, “A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than 100 miles per hour is guilty of an infraction…”
It also provides for a base “fine not to exceed $500.” That base fine is subject to ten surcharges, penalties, and assessments that could bring the total fine between $900 and $2,500.
However, what’s far worse is that CVC 12810, Issuance and Renewal of Licenses in subparagraph (D) (1), authorizes the DMV to assess two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points that puts you halfway to a NOTS suspension.
When your auto insurance policy comes up for renewal, they will request a copy of your motor vehicle driving record (MVR) from the DMV. Since it is public record and there is no opportunity to attend traffic violator’s school with a mandatory court appearance, the DMV will give it to them.
They will then double or triple your insurance premium if they decide to retain you as a client. Driving over 100 mph is more severe than any other speeding offense, and many auto insurance providers look at as reckless, risky behavior.
Since the average CA driver pays $2,190 annually, your premiums will still rise between $1500 and $2000 per year. If convicted, you could pay more than $10,000 over that period.
What’s more, the judge has the discretion provided by CVC 22348 to “…suspend the privilege of the person to operate a motor vehicle for a period not to exceed 30 days.”
You Need a Traffic Attorney to Assist You During Your Mandatory Court Appearance for Driving Over 100 MPH in Barstow, CA
This is not the time to represent yourself. If there is such a time to dispute your speeding ticket on your own, it would be when you were cited for going 1-15 mph over the speed limit. It’ll still cost you around $2,000 when you are convicted due to the auto insurance premium increase for three years and no “good driver’s discount,” but when you’re found guilty of driving over 100 mph in Barstow, CA, it could cost you $10,000 or more.
Don’t go it alone. Call a law firm that regularly handles cases in Barstow, CA.
For more clarification about a Traffic Lawyer Fee vs a 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket Cost, click here.
Contact Bigger & Harman, APC, to Help with Your Driving Over 100 MPH Court Appearance
We defend driving over 100 mph tickets like no other, and we’ve had tremendous success defending those. Give us a call to discuss your situation.
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CVC Section 22348, Speed Laws.The Bankrate article, Average cost of car insurance in California for 2022.