I-64 and I-75 join in Central Kentucky making Madison County, Clark County and Rockcastle County heavily traveled counties for commercial truck drivers. As a result, numerous CDL violations are cited in Richmond, KY, Berea, KY, Winchester, KY and Mt. Vernon, KY.
A commercial driver's license is the key to the livelihood of every trucker who holds one and must be protected. Also, when a driver is forced to return to defend a ticket, he or she loses valuable time on the road. At Browne Law Office, we understand these facts. We make every effort to mitigate any CDL citation and also, in most cases, the driver is not required to attend court.
There is no substitute for experience. Wesley Browne assists commercial truck drivers with CDL violations on a regular basis. Call today for your free consultation.
RULES REGARDING CDL VIOLATIONS
Drivers have been required to have a CDL in order to drive certain CMVs (Commercial Motor Vehicles) since April 1, 1992. The following offenses can negatively affect a CDL.
Major Violations while operating a motor vehicle
- Being under the influence of alcohol as prescribed by State law.
- Being under the influence of a controlled substance.
- Having an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater while operating a CMV
- Refusing to take an alcohol test as required by a State or jurisdiction under its implied consent laws or regulations.
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
- Using the vehicle to commit a felony other than a felony described in number 9 of this table.
- Driving a CMV when, as a result of prior violations committed operating a CMV, the driver's CDL is revoked, suspended, or canceled, or the driver is disqualified from operating a CMV.
- Causing a fatality through the negligent operation of a CMV, including but not limited to the crimes of motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle and negligent homicide.
- Using the vehicle in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance.
Serious Violations while operating a motor vehicle
- Speeding excessively, involving any speed of 24.1 kmph (15 mph) or more above the posted speed limit.
- Driving recklessly, as defined by State or local law or regulation, including but, not limited to, offenses of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
- Making improper or erratic traffic lane changes.
- Following the vehicle ahead too closely.
- Violating State or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control (other than a parking violation) arising in connection with a fatal accident.
- Driving a CMV without obtaining a CDL.
- Driving a CMV without a CDL in the driver's possession.
- Driving a CMV without the proper class of CDL and/or endorsements for the specific vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or type of cargo being transported.
Railroad Highway Grade Crossing Violations while operating a CMV
- The driver is not required to always stop, but fails to slow down and check that tracks are clear of an approaching train.
- The driver is not required to always stop, but fails to stop before reaching the crossing, if the tracks are not clear.
- The driver is always required to stop, but fails to stop before driving onto the crossing.
- The driver fails to have sufficient space to drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
- The driver fails to obey a traffic control device or the directions of an enforcement official at the crossing.
- The driver fails to negotiate a crossing because of insufficient undercarriage clearance.
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