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Short yellow light? Could be enough to dismiss your red light camera ticket

Short yellow light? Could be enough to dismiss your red light camera ticket. – blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.  Recently the City of Los Alamitos announced that one of their camera enforced traffic signals switched from yellow to red faster than state law allows, likely causing hundreds of tickets to be issued incorrectly, some of which have already been tossed out of court.  This is an important reminder to verify the timing of a yellow light should you receive a red light camera ticket in the mail. –  blog submitted by TicketBust.com, helping drivers fight 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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Some Drivers Get to Clear Traffic Tickets at Video Kiosks

Some Drivers Get to Clear Traffic Tickets at Video Kiosks –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Drivers can now clear traffic tickets and in certain cases see a judge face to face using video kiosks located in a few San Antonio grocery stores.

As reported by WOAI.com News, video kiosks connected to the municipal court put people face-to-face with a judge, allowing everyone to skip the hassle of driving down to the courthouse.  The video kiosk allows you to talk to someone immediately at the court and a clerk will first screen a case then bring in a judge to take a plea. Those who use the kiosk will be able to request probation or a driver’s safety course and pay for the ticket at the kiosk.

In light of budget cuts and courtroom closures, many California drivers who are ticketed face considerable wait times to get through to a court clerk whether it is over the phone or in person, and could definitely benefit from traffic ticket video kiosks.-  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.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.

You Do Not Have to Be a Physicist to Beat a Stop Sign Ticket

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

You Do Not Have to Be a Physicist to Beat a Stop Sign Ticketblog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

In April 2012, NBC reported a UCSD physicist beat a traffic ticket involving a stop sign by preparing an extensive paper explaining how the ticket he was given defies physics and how what the police officer thought he saw, really was different from reality, according to the law of physics. The physicist warned that it took a perfect combination of events for his argument to legitimately hold up. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not a physicist, here at Ticketbust.com we know you don’t need to be a physicist to successfully beat a California traffic ticket involving a stop sign.

Previous Ticketbust.com customer, John, recently received word from the Los Angeles Superior Court, Lancaster Branch that his stop sign ticket was dismissed.  John knew he had stopped for the stop sign but the officer didn’t believe him so he turned to Ticketbust.com for help. The Ticketbust.com team conducted an over the phone consultation with John to gather all the necessary details about what happened and put together a comprehensive written defense that John could use to fight his ticket. Ticketbust.com prepared a Trial by Written Declaration for John outlining the various factors such as the road conditions, limited visibility factor, and position of the officer, which affected the officer’s ability to obtain a clear view of the stop made by John. John received a refund of over $200.00 from the court for the bail he had posted and the ticket was dismissed from his record.  –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.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. 

Tactics to Use to Contest a Stop Sign Ticket

October 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Tactics to Use to Contest a Stop Sign Ticket blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Officers are human and can make mistakes just like anyone else. Just because you got a stop sign ticket doesn’t necessarily mean you really broke the law. Here are some tactics to consider when deciding to challenge a stop sign violation ticket:

  • Read the language on the ticket.

Did the officer write that you failed to stop at the limit line or failed to stop at all?

Now, if the officer wrote that you failed to stop at the limit line, depending on the facts of your case, one angle might be to argue that you while you made a complete stop, you were unable to stop right at the limit line because it was faded, obstructed by mud, not visible at night, etc.

  • Raise Doubt that the officer’s observations were accurate.

The best way to do this is to go back to the location of the stop sign and position yourself where the officer was. Take photographs and make a clear diagram showing anything that could have obstructed the officer’s view of you at the stop sign. Think trees, bushes, fences, sign posts, parked cars, etc.

  • Get a Witness to Testify to Your Version of Events

The officer is technically just a witness who will argue that he witnessed you doing something wrong. You are arguing you didn’t do anything wrong, so if you had a passenger with you or know of a bystander who witnessed the event, consult with them to see if they agree to the same version of the event as you, and if they are willing to testify on your behalf to make your version of what happened more credible.

–  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust.com can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.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.

Blocking Traffic Considered Stopping Violation Not a Moving Violation

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Blocking Traffic Considered Stopping Violation Not a Moving Violation – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

Anyone who has driven in a busy Metropolitan City (take LA) has probably had the experience of getting stuck in an intersection when the light turns red. While you might piss of other drivers who have a green light, up until 1987 it was not illegal to block traffic (just impolite). That is until California enacted the “Anti-Gridlock Act of 1987”.

Here’s what the law says:

  1. (a) Notwithstanding any official traffic control signal indication to proceed, a driver of a vehicle shall not enter an intersection or marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or marked crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle driven without obstructing the through passage of vehicles from either side.

You’ll be glad to know a violation of this law is not considered a violation of a law relating to the safe operation of vehicles and is the following:

(1)    A stopping violation when a notice to appear has been issued by a peace officer, or;

(2)    A parking violation when a notice of parking violation is issued by a person, other than a peace officer.

Tickets for blocking traffic will not result in a point being added to your driving record, but will result in a $200 – $400 fine (depending on whether you are blocking an intersection or a railroad crossing). –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust.com can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.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.

Senate Bill 1303 Would Bring Favorable Changes to the Red Light Camera Ticketing Process

September 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Senate Bill 1303 Would Bring Favorable Changes to the Red Light Camera Ticketing Process – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

New bill that is working its way through state Senate would add restrictions to the red light camera ticketing process (big ones), and work in favor of wrongfully ticketed motorists.

The goal of the bill is said to protect the rights of drivers who are erroneously ticketed. The bill, authored by Senator Joe Simitian, would prohibit tickets that are sent out by the police departments requesting information on the identity of the driver in order to have the ticket cleared. See more about this bill on the California Legislative Information website at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.-  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust.com can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.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.

Buckle Up! About California Safety Belt Laws

Buckle Up! About California Safety Belt Laws – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

Did you know that in California:

  • Children must be properly secured in the back seat and in an approved child restraint system until they are 8 years old (CA Veh. Code 27360)
  • Children who are at least 8 years old and are under age 16 must be properly secured in either a child restraint system or a properly fitted safety belt (CA Veh. Code 27360.5)
  • Drivers of passenger vehicles are required to wear safety belts properly and to have passengers 16 or older properly restrained by safety belts (CA Veh. Code 27315)
  • Passengers 16 or older are required to wear safety belts in all vehicles and may be cited in addition to the driver (CA Veh. Code 27315)

Failing to have minors buckled in your vehicle can result in points being added to your driving record. –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at www.TicketBust.com or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit www.Combatesuticket.com or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how TicketBust.com can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit www.fightcellphonetickets.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.