When a person needs a clean driving record for their job, a traffic violation
can be devastating. Not only can it result in lost wages, but it can make
it difficult for a person to seek new employment or get promoted if they
are currently employed.
Recently, bus drivers in New York have been repeatedly cited for alleged
violations, including using cell phones behind the wheel, running red
lights and even taking one hand off the wheel to wave to another driver.
These violations might not seem severe, but some drivers were pulled off
the road and suspended for days, losing pay, and putting their careers
Many of the bus drivers have had to fight the citations and damaged career
record with their employers. Being curteous to other drivers on the road
by waving to another driver shouldn't result in a citation or a person
being taken of the road.
If someone receives a traffic violation, they might be wise to speak with
an experienced attorney who has experience handling traffic citation issues.
They can review a person's case and work to get a fine reduced or
taken off a person's driving record all together.
When a person receives a citaiton, they not only face fines and a damaged
reputation, but they could see insurance costs increase. These costs can
result in hundreds of more dollars in premiums each year. An attorney
can help the person understand their case and work to limit the effects
of a citation.
Source: NBC 4, "
Hundreds of MTA Bus Drivers Cited for Phone Use, Traffic Violations in
Latest Crackdown," Oct. 2, 2013