Cops don't give CDL holders breaks!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by hopeful eyes, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    When I was copping I wrote 3 tickets to truckers. All three were for speeding. I’ve wrote thousands of tickets in twenty years of police work. The one I really regretted was the rendering truck. If I knew it was loaded I would have never stopped him. Anybody that was working got more leeway from me.
     
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  3. hopeful eyes

    hopeful eyes Medium Load Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
  4. AllenRhodes

    AllenRhodes Bobtail Member

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    Wait you do realize a warning is just as bad on your Clearinghouse Report than an actual ticket right?
     
  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Verbal vs written.
     
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    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Cops show no mercy to stupid people.....I mean if you're driving 70 in a 30, then you can't expect mercy
     
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  7. ZVar

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    So much wrong with this sentence.
    1. The clearinghouse is for drug tracking. I think you meant on a CVSA inspection report, so on the drivers PSP report and companies CSA score.
    2. There is no such thing as a warning in CVSA terms. If it's written on a report, it's a violation. Yes some LEO's call it a written warning, but they are wrong.
    3. If one gets a local (city, county, or state) citation along with the CVSA violation then it's better as it can be fought in court. A "warning" cannot. And I put warning in quotes as it's not a warning, just a violation without a citation. While a violation can be disputed, it's very rare it's reversed as it goes back to the officer that wrote the violation.
     
  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Not really. It's not masking until the conviction. Lowering the charges isn't as the conviction hasn't happened yet.

    Note it states conviction, not charges...
     
  9. Bobblehead

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    It’s so stupid you can fight citations but not wanings. If you can’t fight warnings then there’s no reason they should go on your record. Kind of sounds almost unconstitutional, as you get punished but have no ability to defend yourself. I feel like I should be calling my congressman or something about this.
     
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  10. Wespipes

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    That has to be state to state then. Cause I know states where you can go to traffic school still with a cdl violation
     
  11. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    This is why I am not hammering 384.226 real hard. I just know the rulemaking intent was for CDL holders to have their actual convictions be entered into the CDLIS. You get tagged or 25 over, that is what's supposed to be reported to the CDLIS. Judges and courts do as they please most of the time so I don't get too upset about it these days.

    According to 49CFR 384.226 this is NOT up to the states. However, like a lot of things, this rule is either ignored or unknown, and for the FMCSA it's almost impossible to enforce.
     
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