Seatbelt Violation Concern

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George K.'s Comment
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I wear my belt religiously I even harp on my children constantly about them wearing their seatbelts. And here's stupid me this morning when to get a gallon of milk at leave the parking lot to drive home and I for some silly reason I totally forgot to click it and sure enough Florida Highway Patrol at a traffic light looked over tooted his horn and made me pull over. Right now I'm kind of waiting a couple more months saving a little bit of money in the bank before I decide to make a jump in to become a truck driver and I'm a little worried because I have the seatbelt ticket that's going to be on my record now and wondering will this have a big impact on me trying to get into a company to drive for??? Other than just this seat belt violation I have no tickets. I guess I could hire an attorney and take you to court but I don't know if it really make a big difference

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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It will show up on your CSA (Compliance, Safety and Accountability.) Some companies will not hire but others will. Just remember in the future. Just pay the fine and move on. Hiring a lawyer will only lose money. But i'm not a lawyer. I think a seat belt violation is 3 pts.

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

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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It will show up on your CSA (Compliance, Safety and Accountability.) Some companies will not hire but others will. Just remember in the future. Just pay the fine and move on. Hiring a lawyer will only lose money. But i'm not a lawyer. I think a seat belt violation is 3 pts.

Drivers don't have a CSA score, only companies do. What a company will pull is a PSP report that shows your license, violations and and points assessed.

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

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I got one of those red light camera tickets for not coming to a complete stop before turning right on a red (I admit, I totally did it!). I have never had a ticket in my life and I was terrified that it was going to go on my record and affect my insurance. I asked the court clerk what my options were and I had to pay half the fine and I took a driver re-education class. The ticket stays off my record as long as I don't get another ticket for 3 years after the date of that ticket (18 months or so ago now). I would look into your options! Best of luck!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian's Comment
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Out of curiosity Joanne where are you from? I only ask because in Illinois a red phone enforced ticket is considered an administrative violations, similar to a parking ticket. So it doesn't go on your record. It may vary by state. Ive gotten 2 unfortunately they are everywhere in the Chicagoland area neither ever showed up. And both of these were turning on red, never for going through one.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brian's Comment
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To clarify it's s violation regardless of how you go through it. I was just mentioning I turned on red when I received them. More of a revenue maker than anything.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Out of curiosity Joanne where are you from? I only ask because in Illinois a red phone enforced ticket is considered an administrative violations, similar to a parking ticket. So it doesn't go on your record. It may vary by state. Ive gotten 2 unfortunately they are everywhere in the Chicagoland area neither ever showed up. And both of these were turning on red, never for going through one.

Sherwood, Oregon. I thought it was a moving violation but I am not really 100% sure. All I know is I didn't have to pay the whole fine, it's not on my record and didn't increase my insurance (the important things to me). =)

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Susan D. 's Comment
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It sounds like you don't even have your CDL yet. I honestly wouldn't worry about it too much, but certainly wouldn't do it again. When applying to companies, you'll need to be honest about the citation though. Some companies might not like it, but I'm betting plenty won't say much.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
George K.'s Comment
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Thank you very much

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Robert B.

I stand corrected. But it is still a moving violation.

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