Smartphone use while driving is way beyond just texting

Smartphone use while driving is way beyond just textingblog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Although texting and emailing while driving are still popular, other smartphone activity is picking up.

As the recent AT&T study revealed, 1 in 10 admit to video chatting while driving and one-quarter of those polled admit to using Facebook while driving!

In light of this, AT&T says it will expand the “It Can Wait” campaign from a focus on texting while driving to include other smartphone driving distractions.

Won’t be long before California’s “distracted driving” laws are updated to cover this kind of modern smartphone use. – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.TicketBust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

The push to make lowered speed school zones enforceable 24/7

The push to make lowered speed school zones enforceable 24/7 – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

There is a bill working its way through that would increase fines in school zones, and, oddly enough allow them to be enforced even when schools out or no kids are around.

The bill, titled SB632, would: reduce school zone speed from 25 mph to 15, expand the zone to within 1,300 feet from schools, and allow them to operate 24-hour, 7-days-a-week. This bill is opposed by the Automobile Club of Southern California. You can read more about it here. – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.TicketBust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Teen drivers are more likely to injure you than themselves study says

Teen drivers are more likely to injure you than themselves study says – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Teens are likely to drive more during the summer than any other time of year; and the CHP says June, July and August are the deadliest months for drivers aged 15-19.

A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, discovered that not only are teen crash rates higher than any other age group; but the majority of those badly affected by crashes involving a teen driver are people other than the driver.

Encourage your teens to drive safely and buckle up this summer! – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.TicketBust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Seatbelt tickets: Legal requirements for young passengers and whether a ticket can raise insurance

Seatbelt tickets: Legal requirements for young passengers and whether a ticket can raise insurance – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Did you know that a seatbelt ticket can result in an insurance rate increase of 5.6% (on average according to MainStreet.com, Laura Adams, senior analyst for InsuranceQuotes.com).

We all know about “click it or ticket” for adult drivers, but let’s not forget the basics for younger passengers:

  • A child seat is required for any child under age 8 or shorter than 4’9.
  • Children over 8, or taller than 4 feet 9 inches, must use a seatbelt.

As for the teens… all passengers, over 16 are responsible for themselves. While the driver can be ticketed, so can the passenger teen. – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.TicketBust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

Playing on your smartphone while driving: Why you can get pulled over when you’re not even texting

Playing on your smartphone while driving: Why you can get pulled over when you’re not even texting blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Ever snapped a selfie, face-timed a friend, replied to an email, “liked” a post…while driving?

Survey says: about 7 out of 10 people do things like this on their smartphone while driving (according to study done by ATT&T “It Can Wait”).

Remember, it’s not just texting that police are on the lookout for! There are many behind the wheel activities – like those described above – that can get you pulled over for distracted, unsafe, or even reckless driving. – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.TicketBust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only. 

Failing to signal can raise insurance by almost 20%: Tips to avoid that ticket

Failing to signal can raise insurance by almost 20%: Tips to avoid that ticket – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Failure to signal for a turn can increase your insurance rate by a whopping 18.55% on average, according to Laura Adams, senior analyst for InsuranceQuotes.com (reported by MainStreet.com).

So when are you supposed to signal anyway?

Vehicle Code 22107 tells us to signal when another vehicle is close-by; and, Vehicle Code 22108 tells us to use that signal for at least 100 feet before a turn.

If your vehicle’s signal lights are broken, you can avoid a ticket by using hand signals instead. The DMV also recommends using hands signals if bright sunlight makes the signal lights hard to spot (see DMV Driver handbook: Safe Driving Practices – Signaling). – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.TicketBust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month: CHP shares safety tips

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month: CHP shares safety tips.blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.  The California Highway Patrol in its press release for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, highlighted some important reminders to “survive the ride:”

  • Wear the proper safety gear at all times, including a DOT-compliant helmet
  • Obey the speed limit – excess speed is the most common rider-related factor in motorcycle related crashes
  • Don’t drink and ride – DUI is a leading cause of motorcycle crashes
  • Ride within your own limits – don’t be a victim of peer pressure
  • Ride defensively – assume other drivers don’t see you

As for drivers, remember to share the road: look-out for riders splitting lanes before changing lanes yourself. – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a Red Light, Speeding, Red Light Photo/Camera, Cell Phone, or Other Traffic Ticket, visit us on the web at www.TicketBust.com or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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