Rt. 7/11 Taskforce enforces 'Click It or Ticket' campaign
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#1 May 23, 2008
There is no question, that the Click-It or Ticket campaign is working. California first initiated this policy in 1986.
Although about 90 percent of drivers buckle up, passengers are still lagging behind when it comes to using their safety belts. According to the Texas Transportation Institute, only about 80 percent of passengers use a safety belt, and that number dips to about 70 percent when evaluating pickup truck passengers.
These number as good as they still show that some drivers are still chosing NOT to buckle up. Compare these numbers to about 50 percent of drivers using a safety belt in the 1970's and it show progress in the right direction.
Most counties that issue ticket for driving without a seat belt have a fine rangeing from 90 to 120 dollars for the first offense. This ticket is not only costly itself, but can in some cases adversely effect your automobile insurance with a point violation on the DMV record. You may be able to remove this point by attending a traffic school, either by classroom, internet or homestudy like at www.web-trafficschool.com or www.lowbudgettraffic.com
If possible, it is often a good idea to request and attend traffic school for this reason. Insurance companies are allowed to charge extra premiums for up to 36 months for each point on the driving record.
We have seen much improvement over the years, but we still have a way to go. Some might argue that the seat belt law is primarily a money generator for the court. However, studies show that buckling up does save lives.
#2 Jun 24, 2008
For the first violation, the fine begins at around $90 and jumps to around $180 for the second violation. This type of ticket accomplishes a few things. Actws as a deterrant, drivers will be upset by the ticket and fine received for the click it or ticket violation. The other thing this campaign does is educate. There might be passengers in the car unaware of this law, or children in that car learning for the first time that all people in a car are requried to buckle up, or pay the consequences.
This $90 dollars is a small price to pay, for something that may ultimaltely save a life.
#3 Jul 18, 2008
look out for those checkpoints, and the police officers looking to hand out tickets for seatbelt violations. Even if you oppose the purpose of the law, the effectiveness of it...you will still have to pay the fine. DMV driving points are counted for 36 months, and hits in the pocket book with higher insurance rates during this time. Avoid higher insurance premiums by keeping the point off the driving record by attending a DMV approved traffic school near you. Or if in the Los Angeles Area / Long Beach Area, www.lowbudgettraffic.com is available every day, with a flexible schedule.
#4 Oct 9, 2008
those checkpoints are such a nuisance. I was stopped just the other day near my home by a click it or ticket checkpoint. I had seen one before but never actually been stopped by one. Anyway, like I said I was driving home and I was stopped in a long line near my street where I turn. It wasnt until I reached the police officer did I actually figure out what the checkpoint was for, and by then it was too late. Me and my husband were not wearing our seatbelts. We normally do use them but in this case we were not. Anyway, the officer asked for our ID's and the rest, well you know... We both got tickets. And its not pretty..when all is said and done.. we paid near $330 between the two of us. we are a working middle class couple and that fine hurts. Althought thank goodness it is not a traffic violation and we do not have to worry about our car insurance increasing....we did still have to pay that hefty fine. I would recommend that anyone that sees one of these checkpoints to put on your seatbelt ASAP. Do not hesitate...unless it is too late. It was a great inconvenience, and the lesson was learned for sure.
#5 Mar 19, 2009
I witness yet another checkpoint for the click it or ticket campaign in Walnut, CA the other day. I also witnessed one in Orange County... a coincidence, I think not. Especially with the budget crisis these days. I suspect that this is in part at least to create some revenue for the city. Anyway I know that these types of violations can be cleaned up using www.web-trafficschool.com and is also convenient, easy and fast. Luckily I was driving the opposite way and did not get stopped and inconvenienced by the checkpoint. I had my seatbelt, so I would not have been ticketed for this violation, but the officers can always penalize you for other violations they might find. Innoncent or guilty I would have chosen to take the course on the internet anyway. I know I have to keep the point off my driving record to maintain my low insurance premium. I have Allstate Insurance, but my friends that Have Farmers Insurance tell me that Farmer's Insurance does not charge extra for the first DMV driving point, which is nice to know now. I will return to take the online class if I ever do get another ticket.
#6 Apr 7, 2009
Drivers Education Instruction
Driver's education is intended to supplement the knowledge obtained from government supplied driving handbooks and prepares students for tests to obtain their driver's license or learner's permit. In-car instruction places a student in a vehicle with an instructor. Many times a dual-controlled car can be used, a car with pedals or other controls for the passenger seat, may be used.
Some high schools in the United States offer driving instruction, though decreasing budgets and rising gas prices have reduced this. Many driver's education courses are available online. In the United States it is up to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles, or equivalent, to accept any such programs as meeting their requirements. Many car insurance agencies also offer discounts to those students who have completed a driver's education program.
Obtaining a drivers license
Successful completion of a driver education course is required by many state agencies before young drivers receive their driver license or learner's permit. In some states, however, students taking driver's education have the opportunity to receive a waiver for successful course completion, which allows them to receive a learner's permit or driver's license without taking some of the tests.
Here are a couple of places to obtain the online drivers education requirement.
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