Ticket in pov

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  1. paccarmike

    paccarmike Bobtail Member

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    I got a ticket in my pov on my way home, officer was nice and cut me some slack but still wrote me up for 10 over, I was originally going 17 over. Stupid I know. Do I need to tell my employer that I got the ticket? I looked at the FMCSA disqualifications and it says 15 over and you're disqualified for 60 days so I'm lucky he wrote me down for 10 over. The actual speed of 62 was recorded on the ticket but he wrote it for 55 in a 45. I'm in Washington btw.
     
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  3. Boondock

    Boondock Heavy Load Member

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    Refer to the Washington state cdl manual it will tell you in there. In Florida where I am you have to notify your employer within 30 days of any tickets received in your personal vehicle except parking tickets.
     
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Best to get a lawyer and fight the ticket.
    And yes, you will need to tell your employer, but only if you are convicted.
    As for the 60day CDL suspension, one over 15 won't get you suspended. But 2 of the serious violations, such as 15 or more over, unsafe lane change, tailgating etc in a rolling 3 year period will get that 60 day vacation.
     
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  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I really wish people would actually take the time to study Table 2 of 383.51. Table 2 can be confusing. If you get caught IN A CMV driving 15 or more MPH over the 2nd time you get a 60-day vacation. I have looked at those tables many times. I have even asked FMCSA people at the Southern Service center about this. I don't see where you get that 60-day vacation for a 2nd conviction in a POV UNLESS the state takes it. Here are the headers for Table 2. I don't see where there is a 60-day vacation that results from speeding in a POV, UNLESS the state gets it first, then you lose it. If I am wrong please show me where it says otherwise.

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    Woodys Heavy Load Member

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    Call up a traffic attorney in the county you were ticketed in. Tell them you have a cdl and got a speeding ticket in your personal vehicle. See if they can help you out. Always fight your tickets wether you're guilty or not!
     
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    Todd727 Light Load Member

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    Second column is for a POV conviction which can remove your CMV privileges.
     
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  8. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    My ex-to-be is a lead foot, and hated how I tended to go with or slightly below the flow of traffic in our POVs. While she understood my license was my livelihood, it still bugged her to no end.
    So she drove every time we were in the car together on a trip out of town.
     
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    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Just to be technical that is not what is said. Read it again VERY carefully. It calls for the suspension IF the conviction results in a suspension. Careful about that word IF!
     
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    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Let's also remember something else about table 2. Almost every one of these offenses EVEN in a POV can and often does result in a suspension of ALL driving privileges on a 2nd offense. The way I had the FMCSA southern service center explain this to me was they want the CDL suspended by the state for 60 days in addition to what the state does because of the original charge. That entire section is confusing and honestly, it confuses the FMCSA!
     
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  11. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    Man oh man. I have, apparently, been spending way too much time on the wrong sites on this here internet.

    POV

    I opened this thread expecting a first person point of view video of someone getting issued a ticket, maybe some hair pulling, somebody being called Daddy…

    Im sorry mom.

    But yeah, get a lawyer.
     
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