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.

Distracted Driver Awareness Month nears the end: Did you make it through without a ticket?

Distracted Driver Awareness Month nears the end: Did you make it through without a ticket? – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.  Yesterday was the last day of Distracted Driver Awareness Month.

In 2013, the California Department of Motor Vehicles reported over 426,000 handheld cell phone and texting convictions, with more than 57,000 tickets issued in April alone.

The ticket cost for a first time texting or hand-held cell phone violation is about $162, with subsequent tickets costing about $282. Did you put the phone down and make it through the month without getting a ticket? If not go to ticketbust.com/about/cell-phone-ticket for help!- 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, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (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.

Distracted Driver Awareness Month: Here’s help to get through it without a traffic ticket

Distracted Driver Awareness Month: Here’s help to get through it without a traffic ticket – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

You’re not out of the woods yet. There’s still one week to go in “Distracted Driver Awareness Month.”

Ditch the phone while driving. And remember some of the common ways you might get caught; here’s the breakdown by insurance.com:

  • The panhandler on the corner – the next time a panhandler approaches your car, you had better put your phone down, at least if you live in Canada.
  • The trucker in the next lane – elevated SUVs and even 18-wheelers give officers a bird’s-eye view of a driver’s hands.
  • The spotter on the overpass – Visibility is key to catching drivers in the act of texting, and an overpass is the perfect vantage point.
  • You, staring at your own lap – Drivers busy with their phones tend to be obvious.
  • The texting detector – The police soon may have a new tool in their arsenal when it comes to detecting drivers who can’t put their phones down.

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, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (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.

How to keep your driving record clean when you drive a lot

How to keep your driving record clean when you drive a lot blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

The average American drives 29.2 miles per day, according to new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Urban Institute.

When you drive a lot, no matter how careful you are, it’s really not a matter of if, but when you get a traffic ticket.

A typical moving violation – such as rolling a stop sign – would raise a hypothetical driver’s premium by 32 percent on average in California, according to a study by InsuranceQuotes.com

There is hope though.

As long as you’re ticket is not a misdemeanor, you can use a little known process in the California court system, called Trial by Declaration, to contest your ticket.

You don’t have to miss work to go to court because it’s all done through paperwork. Best of all there’s no traffic school, negative mark on your license, or ticket fine if your ticket gets dismissed.

To learn more call us or visit us on the web www.ticketbust.com. – 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, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (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.

Can’t afford to pay your traffic ticket? Ignoring it is not the answer

Can’t afford to pay your traffic ticket? Ignoring it is not the answer – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

In California the fines for traffic tickets, even the minor ones, are sky high.

Those who can’t afford to pay their ticket (or don’t want to) simply ignore it.

But this can get your license suspended and it’ll be expensive to get it back.

Surprisingly someone who ignores a traffic ticket is likely to have a harder time getting their license suspension lifted than someone with a DUI, according to a cbsnews report. After a DUI you can at least apply for a restricted license but there’s no policy like that if you get suspended for not taking care of your ticket.

So don’t ignore that ticket! But you don’t have to just roll over and pay it either.

You can learn more about your options for contesting your ticket for a dismissal or a reduction at www.ticketbust.com. – 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, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (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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