Speeding ticket

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Coffey, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    Well I did something pretty stupid today got a speeding ticket a big one. I thought on tickets your company has to sign something but all the give me was one page(the tickets) and nothing else and under commercial vehicle it says no
    Is it still going to effect me as bad
     
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  2. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    How much over were you going?
     
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  3. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    Looking at it again I got a court date in 2 month time
     
  4. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    He gave me one for 15 over
     
  5. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Oh boy, 15 over is bad news. You can loose your job over it. You must get a lawyer to get it down graded.
     
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    rachi Road Train Member

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    What was the circumstances? In town, On the Interstate?
     
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  7. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    Truthfully hauling ### down a state route no one was around so i hammer down to make up time and pop a cop coming the other way thankfully he was nice and didn't go by what he clocked me at
     
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  8. deathB4decaf

    deathB4decaf Medium Load Member

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    Sounds like it would be best to get an attorney and try to get that baby down from a 15 over. I know in my company that is a HUGE no no.
     
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  9. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    15 over is considered reckless driving. Maybe @Chinatown could offer advice on what lawyer outfit.
     
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  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I direct you to Table 2 of part 383.51. If you get another 15 over ticket you are flirting with a 60-day suspension of your commercial driving privileges. This is not an opinion or a misinterpretation of the rules. What happens next depends on how your carrier desires to handle it. The best advice I know to give you is to slow down! Get the 3rd one and that 60 days is doubled, but honestly, you will be un-insurable at that point. Hire an attorney if you think it will help.
     
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