Speeding In Work Zone

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Pitkin's Comment
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I got pulled over yesterday for speeding.I didn’t get ticket but I’m worry about what next.Any CSA points for me,company?How many months before my points will be gone from license?Thank u

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Pitkin's Comment
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I learned my lesson.Even they are trucks that are going under speed limit,don’t try to get in from of them.Officer new what I was doing but it was just too fast for his taste

I got pulled over yesterday for speeding.I didn’t get ticket but I’m worry about what next.Any CSA points for me,company?How many months before my points will be gone from license?Thank u

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

PackRat's Comment
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Speeding in a work zone? Just a warning? Verbal or in writing? There is no excuse or justification for ever doing this, short of assisting the police in ending a chase, trying to get away from an approaching tornado, or an airplane needs to land on the roadway. You should feel very fortunate you did not receive a hefty ticket and/or lose your job.

Pitkin's Comment
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He did inspection Level 3 with no problem.It was in writing.I was trying to drive behind 2 trucks driving same speed and he wasn’t probably looking when they passed him.He pulled me over.This is not excuse just explanation of the situation.

Speeding in a work zone? Just a warning? Verbal or in writing? There is no excuse or justification for ever doing this, short of assisting the police in ending a chase, trying to get away from an approaching tornado, or an airplane needs to land on the roadway. You should feel very fortunate you did not receive a hefty ticket and/or lose your job.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Written warning, you'll have points for 3 years I believe.

Big Scott's Comment
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You and your company keep CSA points for 3 years.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

G-Town's Comment
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Pitkin you got lucky here. Speeding in a construction zone is usually a double fine. The Officer cut you a huge break.

Please learn from this. Drive your truck, don't let others do it for you. Lead by doing the right thing, don't follow others who are doing the wrong thing.

Good job on passing a level 3. That's a positive.

Safe travels.

Pitkin's Comment
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Thanks G-Town.How will tris effect my driving?Will I have hard time to find another job in the future?For how long will these points stay on my license?Will these points be reduced every year or so?If anybody can help with these questions.I can’t sleep at night because this stupid mistake I made.Thank you all.

Pitkin you got lucky here. Speeding in a construction zone is usually a double fine. The Officer cut you a huge break.

Please learn from this. Drive your truck, don't let others do it for you. Lead by doing the right thing, don't follow others who are doing the wrong thing.

Good job on passing a level 3. That's a positive.

Safe travels.

G-Town's Comment
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Pitkin, Dude...chill-ski. I didn't mean to freak you out. It's a warning...that's all. Learn from it and drive safe. I think (anyone,...correct me if I am wrong), you'll lose 1 point each anniversary of the ticket.

Get your rest. It's way more important than fretting over this.

Rob T.'s Comment
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G Town says:

Get your rest. It's way more important than fretting over this

He's exactly right. I've been a member here for a while and can't even count the number of times somebody has discussed something that's been occupying their attention (ticket, minor accident) and then having an accident due to not being aware of their surroundings. Being behind the wheel requires ALL of your attention. In my job there's many days I'm exhausted, and honestly, ****ed off. I don't focus on that while I'm driving, instead I focus on what's going on around me and driving defensively. I don't want to downplay the severity of why you were pulled over but as it's been said you're lucky it was only a warning. What's done is done, focusing on it isn't going to change anything. I understand wanting to know about the points and such, but by saying you're losing rest means you're way too focused on it.

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