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Using Vehicle Code to Determine Traffic Ticket Penalties and Points

by Kathy Teel on

Every state has a collection of traffic laws, usually referred to as the vehicle code. When you access your state’s copy of the vehicle code, it will help you determine which traffic violations under the point system earn you points on your driver’s license and adversely affect your driver record. Most vehicle codes allow you a […]

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Learn How to Use Your State’s Vehicle Code by Melissa Crumish on

Knowing where to find and how to use vehicle code is good to know should you ever need help in understanding how traffic tickets can influence your drivers license as well as points on your driving record. But, because each vehicle code differs, you must make sure you access the one specific for your state. […]

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Where to Find Your State’s Vehicle Code by Nadia Ibanez on

It’s no secret that there are many rules applicable to operating a vehicle on a U.S. roadway. However, keeping abreast all of the local and national statutes and regulations can get a bit confusing. Fortunately, each state provides a vehicle code, also known as traffic code or motor vehicle code, which is a collection of […]

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What is Vehicle Code? by Melissa Crumish on

Vehicle code pertains to driving rules and regulations. Each state authors and governs its own vehicle code. In most situations, the code is accessible online, unabridged. This means the laws are written in full legal-speak, comprehensible to most, but laden with the type of language only lawyers and fans of LA Law can truly appreciate. […]

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Traffic Ticket and DUI Penalties for Commercial Drivers by Melissa Crumish on

SUMMARY: Traffic Ticket Penalties for Commercial Drivers  As a commercial driver, you face harsher penalties when it comes to committing traffic violations. This article summarizes some of the penalties you’ll face for both major violations and minor offenses. If you’re ready to pay or fight your traffic ticket, visit the Traffic Tickets page relevant to […]

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Attending Traffic School for a Traffic Ticket by Melissa Crumish on

Those darn traffic tickets, huh? Regardless of how unintentional, they punch your wallet and haunt your mind with regret. The more severe the violation, the more severe the penalty, which, in some cases, requires mandatory enrollment in traffic school (excessive speeding tickets usually fall into this category). Mandated Traffic School If the court and/or your […]

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Benefits of Traffic School by Melissa Crumish on

There’s a misnomer that traffic schools are adult versions of detention, reserved only for unprincipled drivers with a long history of traffic tickets, speeding tickets and DUI convictions. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. Traffic schools are open to all drivers, regardless of ability or record, affording an impressive list of  benefits: You’ll improve your […]

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