Speeding in Commercial Vehicle is Beatable
California Vehicle Code 22406 Receiving a speeding ticket that falls under California Vehicle Code 22406 can be a driver’s nightmare. CVC 22406 is the code which designates maximum speed limits for specific vehicles. These vehicles include the following:
- A motortruck or truck tractor having three or more axles or any motortruck or truck tractor drawing any other vehicle.
- A passenger vehicle or bus drawing any other vehicle.
- A schoolbus transporting any school pupil.
- A farm labor vehicle transporting passengers.
- A vehicle transporting explosives.
- A trailer bus (as defined in Section 636 of the California Code)
If you hold a CDL and are cited for a violation of CVC 22406, you can suffer some serious long term effects. Depending on the severity of the violation, the California DMV will place either 1 or 1.5 points on your license which will stay there for three years. Additionally, a violation of this vehicle code carries a heft fine depending on your alleged speed.
- 1-9 mph over - $237 and up
- 10mph+ - $489 and up
You will no longer qualify for a “good driver” discount on your personal auto insurance, so you can expect an increase in your premium. Additionally, there is the matter of your employment. Your company may demote you in some way, or possibly terminate your employment altogether.
Many carriers won’t even consider employing a driver without a clean driving record
Traffic School is not available for Professional Drivers
Receiving a traffic ticket is bad, not being able to attend traffic school is even worse. Professional drivers livelihood depends on keeping their licenses in perfect condition. Mistakes happen, especially when traveling on the roadways as much as professional drivers do. Most drivers are extremely diligence but let’s face it mistakes happen from time to time. California has some of the most stringent rules in the nation when it comes to commercial drivers and it can be difficult to keep all of them straight. A simple mistake shouldn’t have grave consequences.
We help drivers throughout the state of California and pride ourselves on being able to help professional drivers. Each state deals with traffic violations a little bit differently but California is one of the most expensive. We can help educate you on ways to avoid citations as well as challenge any current citation. The most important step after receiving a ticket is obtaining quality assistance to effectively deal with the situation, that’s where we come into play.
If you received a traffic citation in California, reach out to our knowledgable team to understand the options you have available. We also offer a free ticket review.