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Considerations for Cell Phone Use Violations

While the financial implications are significant, it's crucial to remember that safety is the primary reason behind issuing tickets for illegal cell phone use violations.

Distracted driving caused by cell phone use is a leading cause of accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the road. By understanding the legal repercussions and potential financial consequences, we can all be more mindful of our actions behind the wheel.

Remember, even a single cell pundefinedhone use violation can have lasting consequences. A second offense can lead to a negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) point being assessed by the CA DMV. 

When the driver’s auto insurance provider learns of the violation, they will raise their premium, which will impact your driving record and insurance costs for up to three years.

Hands-free options are the safest choice to avoid using your phone while driving. 

Proactive Measures to Prevent Cell Phone Use Violations

Here are some proactive measures you can take to avoid cell phone use violations:

·Utilize hands-free options: Mount your phone within reach and use voice commands or single-finger swipes for essential functions.

·Turn off notifications: Disable incoming calls and texts to minimize distractions.

·Pull over and park: If you need to use your phone for an extended period, pull over and park safely in a designated area.

By prioritizing safe driving practices and understanding the legal implications of cell phone use violations, we can all contribute to a safer driving environment for ourselves and others.

However, if you find yourself facing a cell phone use violation, seeking legal counsel can be beneficial. 

Our team of traffic attorneys can provide an initial consultation, guidance, and representation to help you navigate the legal process and potentially minimize the impact on your driving record and insurance costs.

Consult with Bigger & Harman When You Have a Cell Phone Use Violation

When you have been issued a citation for an illegal cell phone use violation, make an appointment for an initial consultation to discuss various courses of action to minimize the impact. 

Although there are no guarantees, we could secure a dismissal, a reduced charge, or suggest traffic violator school (TVS) attendance to keep the violation confidential. 

Contrary to popular belief, TVS is not a ticket “forgiveness” program. However, if you are eligible, plead guilty, pay the fine, and complete the course prior to the court-ordered date, your conviction could be held confidential from your insurance provider.     

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